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Philosopher, art historian to give lecture Feb. 25

The Lamar Dodd School of Art will present a lecture by philosopher and art historian Gregg Horowitz Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Room S151 of the art school. This lecture is part of the Visiting Artist/Scholar Lecture Series.

Horowitz is a professor of philosophy and chair of social science and cultural studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Through his administrative work at Pratt, Horowitz helped to refashion the way in which artists and designers attained their liberal arts education while also developing both undergraduate and graduate programs. These academic programs were focused on critical cultural theory and taken from the academic and studio resources of an art-and-design college.

This habit of careful reconsidering and reimagining is also apparent in his numerous publications. His works address the topics of the philosophy of art and art history, political philosophy and psychoanalysis. His research interests also tackle the relation of aesthetics, cultural theory and art criticism to critical social theory.

Horowitz’s publications include Sustaining Loss: Art and Mournful Life and The Wake of Art: Philosophy, Criticism and the Ends of Taste. He has also published such articles as “A Made-to-Order Witness: Women’s Knowledge in Vertigo,” “Absolute Bodies: The Video Puppets of Tony Oursler, “The Homeopathic Image, or, Trauma, Intimacy and Poetry” and “A Late Adventure of the Feelings: Loss, Trauma and the Limits of Psychoanalysis.”