Close Look: Sartre’s Situations

A series of talks that dig deep into a single concept surfaced in our exhibitions.

Explore the philosophical connections to Jean-Paul Sartre’s Situations in Sam Gilliam’s work with Horace Ballard, Assistant Curator and Christoph Cox, Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College.

Christoph Cox is Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College. He is the author of Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics (University of Chicago Press, 2018) and Nietzsche: Naturalism and Interpretation (University of California Press, 1999) and co-editor of Realism Materialism Art(Sternberg, 2015) and Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (Bloomsbury, 2017; Continuum, 2004). The recipient of an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation, Cox is editor-at-large at Cabinet magazine. His writing has appeared in OctoberArtforumJournal of the History of PhilosophyThe WireJournal of Visual CultureOrganised SoundThe Review of Metaphysics, and elsewhere. He has curated exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Kitchen, CONTEXT Art Miami, New Langton Arts, G Fine Art Gallery and other venues.

Sam Gilliam (American, b. 1933 ), Situation VI–Pisces 4, c. 1972. (Detail). Courtesy of Joseph Goddu Fine Arts, Inc., New York.

April 10, 2018
4 PM

Horace Ballard
Christoph Cox

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