As part of MICA and The Aperture Foundation’s Educational Alliance artist David Levi Strauss will be speaking on Monday October 6th in the photography department’s M010 at 4pm.
David Levi Strauss is a writer who looks deeply into the dark realities of our world, providing analysis that is both sensitive and urgent. Through four collections of essays—Between Dog & Wolf: Essays on Art and Politics (Autonomedia, 1999), Between the Eyes: Essays on Photography and Politics (Aperture, 2003), From Head to Hand: Art and the Manual (Oxford University Press, 2010), and the new book—he closely examines images and objects, how they construct our lives and shape our politics. His newest work, Words Not Spent Today Buy Smaller Images Tomorrow: Essays on the Present and Future of Photography (Aperture, 2014) is a major intervention in contemporary discourse on photography and political representation. He met with Jarrett Earnest to discuss this new book at the School of Visual Arts, where he chairs the M.F.A. program in Art Criticism & Writing.