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Photography and Beat Culture: A Conversation

Photography and Beat Culture: A Conversation
15 King's College Circle, UTAC Art Lounge
Time: Sep 23rd, 7:00 pm End: Sep 23rd, 9:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), United States Studies, Sociology (FAS), Information, Faculty of, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Critical Theory, Communications, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, 1950-2000
Louis Kaplan (Visual Studies, University of Toronto) and Marcus Boon (English, York University) in conversation

The University of Toronto Art Centre is pleased to present

Photography and Beat Culture: A Conversation

Please join Louis Kaplan (U of T Professor of History and Theory of Photography and New Media) and Marcus Boon (York University Professor of English) in a conversatgion about the meaning and use of photography in Beat culture with particular reference to the work of Allan Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs and Robert Franck, and in an exploration of the signigicance of a number of frames (eg. Buddhist, queer, countercultural) that provide us with a better understanding of Beat photography. Themes to be discussed include the poetics and politics of friendship, the role of the camera in fostering the Beat community, the complex relationship of the Beats to media technology, the relationship between text and image, and the Beats as progenitors of indie capitalism and the world of social media.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the University of Toronto Art Centre at (416) 946-7089

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