Public Program | Exhibition Tour Intimacy: 12 Affects, 12 Artists

June 4, 2017, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

MIT List Visual Arts Center

Join List Center curatorial research assistant Emily Watlington for a guided tour through An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art.  As a contributor to the exhibition catalogue Watlington will provide a closer look at the works by the twelve artists on view, framed through her writing on the twelve affects comprising intimacy: absence, closeness, desire, empathy, jealousy, loss, love, reciprocity, seduction, shame, trust, and vulnerability.
 
About the Speaker

Emily Watlington is currently a master’s student in History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art, MIT. She is also the curatorial research assistant at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, where she contributed to the catalogue for An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art.  She received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her graduate studies and research are focused on contemporary art through the lenses of affect theory and feminist theory, and her art criticism has appeared in publications such as Mousse Magazine and Art Papers.

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For more information, contact:

Emily Garner
eagarner@mit.edu

  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (Loverboy), 1989
    Blue fabric and hanging device, dimensions vary
    Installation view: Felix Gonzalez-Torres: This Place. Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 30 Oct. 2015 – 24 Jan. 2016. Cur. Eoin Dara.
    © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation
    Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York