MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames St., Cambridge MA
Take a look at the List Center’s exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Ryan Ravanpak in the MIT Philosophy Department to discover more about Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances. The talk will focus on how considering counterfactuals (alternative ways things could be) can serve to inform the order and structure we project onto the world—most notably as that structure relates to our own life. We will examine this subject through the lens of Alicja Kwade’s artwork, and along the way we will touch on key related areas of analytic philosophy that concern, or have been informed by, counterfactual theorizing.
About the Speaker
Ryan Ravanpak is a Ph.D. candidate in the MIT department of Philosophy. He studies issues at the intersection of metaphysics and ethics, and he also has substantive interests in aesthetics and the history of early modern philosophy. Before this, he was at the University of California, Berkeley. In his spare time, he enjoys creative writing and musical pursuits.
About the Series
Graduate Student Gallery Talks at the List Center present focused explorations of our current exhibitions and are led by an MIT graduate student. These interdisciplinary talks examine art through the lens of students’ research, backgrounds, and interests.
All programs are free and open to the general public. RSVPs are required. RSVP here.
For more information, contact:
Emily A. Garner