Tuesday 28th November 2017, 8:00pm
Session 185: “Remembering in Art: The Horizontal and the Vertical” by Siri Hustvedt
For this Theory Tuesdays session, Philip Matesic selected the essay “Remembering in Art: The Horizontal and the Vertical” from the book A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind by Siri Hustvedt (Simon Schuster, 2016).
“How does memory affect looking at a work of art? Like so many simple questions, this one is difficult to answer. Memory is repetition; a thing from the past recurs in the present. Without repetition, we couldn’t recognise anything.” -Siri Hustvedt