Foucault on Painting Book Launch

May 03, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location:
    Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
    1825 Main Mall
    Vancouver, BC

Please join Professor Catherine Soussloff at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery for the launch of her new book, Foucault on Painting (University of Minnesota Press).

This event is free and open to the public.

Soussloff’s book is a timely exploration of Foucault’s art historical and philosophical engagement with painting as knowledge. In Foucault on Painting, Soussloff argues that Foucault’s sustained engagement with European art history critically addresses present concerns about the mediated nature of the image in the digital age. She explores the meaning of painting for Foucault’s philosophy, and for contemporary art theory, proposing a new relevance for a Foucauldian view of ethics and the pleasures and predicaments of contemporary existence.

Catherine M. Soussloff is Professor of Art History, Visual Art and Theory and an Associate at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Catherine received funding from the Peter Wall Institute to work on this project as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence and as the Principal Investigator for the Wall Colloquia Abroad about Michel Foucault and the Humanities in the 21st Century.