Lecture by Andrew J. Mitchell

Presented by the Critical Studies and Sculpture programs
March 12, 2012, 7:15–8:30 pm

Oakland campus | Ralls Painting Studio
Free and open to the public

Contact: Yookyung Bang, 510.597.3709, ybang@cca.edu

CCA Critical Studies and Sculpture programs present a lecture on Heidegger among the sculptors by Andrew J. Mitchell, assistant professor of philosophy at Emory University.

Heidegger's later aesthetic theory is predominantly concerned with the art of sculpture. In texts from the 1950s and 1960s, Heidegger analyzes the work of various sculptors in terms of how the sculpted body engages with the space around it. This interface between body and space requires a new thinking of mediation and relationally.

Attending to Heidegger's thoughts on sculpture is consequently no isolated aesthetic endeavor, but instead a being-in-the-world way of thinking. Sculpture can teach us what it means to dwell.