Faculty Activities: Tom McDonough at the Barnes Foundation

On April 15, Associate Professor and Chair Tom McDonough will take part in the symposium Flânerie and the Politics of Public Space at  the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, held in conjunction with the special exhibition Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie. McDonough’s talk is titled “Crowds without Company.”

Since the 1990s, French artist Philippe Parreno has explored the forms taken by the modern crowd. McDonough will discuss Parreno’s early performances, installations, and recent films as they consistently figure diverse forms of collectivity and provisional community in a contemporary moment marked by the crisis of the public sphere.

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