What's Love Got to Do with It: Affect, Interactivity, and Haptic

Inspired by Eduardo Cadava and Paola Cortés-Rocca's Notes on Love and Photography, this symposium will expound on notions of love through an inquiry and exploration of modes of representation. How do experiences of loss, fantasy, intimacy and displacement change our proximity to photography and the creation and interpretation of images? How do physical and virtual relationships cultivated in a Post-Internet culture influence contemporary art practice? Invited panelists and speakers will address the tactics used by artists and thinkers as they navigate the contemporary landscape while reshaping materiality, sensory practices, the economy of sexuality, and fetish.

The ICP-Bard MFA candidates in conjunction with MA candidates from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College are pleased to present this one-day symposium. Visual artists, dancers, educators, and curators will come together to re-examine the role love plays in our creation, interaction, and interpretation of art and objects. The day will be comprised of artist talks, panel discussions, and an artist-led performance followed by Q+As from the public. As part of a forthcoming symposium publication, various objects of desire offered by participants  will be photographed over the course of the day.

Jessica Berson
Johanna Burton
Patty Chang
Andrew Durbin
LaToya Ruby Frazier
Gerard and Kelly
Jacolby Satterwhite

For a full schedule, please visit: whatslovegottodowithiticp.wordpress.com

The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Please reserve a ticket here.

This event is sponsored by the International Center of Photography and Bard College.