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Miracle of Analogy: A conversation about photography, the world, and the human psyche

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(detail) John Dugdale,  Death Mask of John Keats , 1999. Cyanotype.

(detail) John Dugdale, Death Mask of John Keats, 1999. Cyanotype.

@ Slought 4017 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104 

Slought and the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to announce "The Miracle of Analogy," an event featuring Kaja Silverman in conversation with Homay King and Alex Klein, on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 5-6:30pm. Visit for details.

The event will mark the release of Silverman's new book, The Miracle of Analogy, or The History of Photography, Part 1 (Stanford University Press, 2015).

Kaja Silverman is Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of eight books, including Flesh of My Flesh(2009); James Coleman (2002);The Threshold of the Visible World(1996); and Male Subjectivity at the Margins (1992). Silverman wroteSpeaking About Godard—a book about couples--with Harun Farocki, her life partner from 1992-1999.

Homay King is Associate Professor of History of Art at Bryn Mawr College. She is the author ofLost in Translation: Orientalism, Cinema, and the Enigmatic Signifier, and the forthcomingVirtual Memory: Time-based Art and the Dream of Digitality. She is a contributor to the Metropolitan Museum of Art catalog for "China: Through the Looking-glass," which accompanies an exhibition opening at the museum in May 2015.

Alex Klein is the Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE'60) Program Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, and curator of the current exhibition at ICA, "Barbara Kasten: Stages," which is the first major survey of the artist's work. She is currently an "Agent" in the Carnegie Museum of Art's Hillman Photography Initiative as well as the editor of the critical volume on photography, Words Without Pictures (LACMA / Aperture, 2010).

Earlier Event: November 1
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