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November 2015

14novAll Day26The Politics of the Image(All Day)

Time

November 14, 2015 12:05am - November 26, 2015 11:55pm

Location

Phyllis Straus Gallery

2214 Belle Vue Way, Tallahassee, FL

Event Details

The concept of the image brings inherent, political conversation. Wim Wenders has written, “The most political decision you make is where you direct peple’s eyes. In other words, what you show people, day in and day out, is political…And the most politically indoctinating thing you can do to a human being is to show him, every day, that there can be no change.” Unlike Wenders’ belief, art can be more than just a passive or submissive behavior, but also a transgressive action. A breach, error, or defiance can become the essential image necessary to polemicize change; such a chance can be found most available in an academic setting, where the possibility for the new can be a drive for discussion. This exhibition highlights the relevance of the contemporary image, and its ability to enact different and individual outlooks on the world we live in, ultimately bringing the conversation past its origin and on to more innovative ideas.