October 13, 2014 — "Test the West," T.J. Clark + Kaja Silverman in Conversation at Slought. 6:30-8:30pm.
The evening will begin with a talk by Clark about consumerism and its image-world. Specifically, he will explore the implications of an image he once took in Berlin, Germany of a billboard advertising a brand of cigarette under the slogan "Test The West." His talk will be followed by further conversation with Kaja Silverman about art and capitalism after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the relation of visual depiction to what he has referred to elsewhere as the "sales-pitch-world."
The event has been organized with the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania.
October 14, 2014 @ 5:00 PM T.J. Clark will present "Joachim's Dream, or What Can Art History Say About Giotto?" as a part of the Jill and John Avery Lecture in the History of Art. College Hall, Room 200, University of Pennsylvania with reception to follow in the Jaffe History of Art Building.