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The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes

The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes
2 Howland Avenue, Back entrance 2nd floor
Time: Apr 12th, 4:00 pm End: Apr 12th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Political Science, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Ethics, Critical Theory, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, 2000-
Book launch, John Paul Ricco (Art)

Join Professor John Paul Ricco in celebrating the release of his new monograph:

The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes

(University of Chicago Press)

Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Manufactured Art Studios ((Back Entrance, Second floor)  2 Howland Ave Toronto


The Decision Between Us combines an inventive reading of Jean-Luc Nancy with queer theoretical concerns to argue that while scenes of intimacy are spaces of sharing, they are also spaces of separation. John Paul Ricco shows that this tension informs our efforts to coexist ethically and politically, an experience of sharing and separation that informs any decision. Using this incongruous relation of intimate separation, Ricco goes on to propose that “decision” is as much an aesthetic as it is an ethical construct, and one that is always defined in terms of our relations to loss, absence, departure, and death.

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required. For further information, please contact Professor Ricco.

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