This Tuesday, February 8th, at 6:30 p.m., the VCS program will present a lecture by art historian Karen Lang titled “Caspar David Friedrich, Gerhard Richter: Painting in the State of Becoming.” Here is a description of the event from SVA’s online announcement:
Karen Lang is an associate professor of art history at the University of Southern California’s College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Her primary focus is on modern German art and aesthetic theory, and her book, Chaos and Cosmos: On the Image in Aesthetics and Art History (Cornell University Press, 2006), examines the conceptual foundations of the discipline of the history of art. Lang’s talk will explore the relationship between Friedrich and Richter and show how Richter’s understanding of artistic tradition dovetails with the implications of Nietzsche’s philosophy.
The lecture will be held in room 101C at 133/141 West 21st Street in New York City. As with all Art in the First person events, it is free and open to the public
As usual, I will be there, and will post something about Lang’s talk in a few days.