Past Times: Life, Loss and Love in Photography

20 Cooper Sq 20 Cooper Square, New York, NY, United States

Join critics and writers David Deitcher and Jarrett Earnest for a conversation with Shelley Rice about their recent books, Alan B. Stone: Senses of Place; l’esprit des lieux and Valid Until Sunset, and the role that photography plays in creating and undoing our experiences of loss, life, and lust. Shelley Rice is faculty in NYU’s Art History and Tisch Photography and Imaging departments and a widely published critic of photography, art and other subjects   Co-sponsored by The  Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU, Department of Art History, Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography and Imaging, and Gender…

Work Flows: Stalinist Liquids in Russian Labor Culture

20 Cooper Sq 20 Cooper Square, New York, NY, United States

  Dive into the fascinating world of “Work Flows” during our upcoming book discussion, exploring the evolution of “flow” as a crucial metaphor in Russian labor culture since 1870. This thought-provoking book contends that the fascination with fluid channeling is deeply rooted in vertical power structures, whether embodied by the state in Stalin’s Soviet Union and present-day Russia or by corporate monopolies in the contemporary Anglo-American West. Originating in pre-revolutionary bio-utopianism, the Russian discourse on liquids and flow reached its zenith during Stalin’s First Five-Year Plan and resurfaced in post-Soviet “managed democracy” and Western neoliberalism. By unraveling the understudied theme…