Previously at the ICA - Events
25 Oct 2008
A lecture by the great American art critic, art historian and poet whose latest book Why Photography Matters As Art As Never Before is out this autumn. On this occasion, Michael Fried will focus on the work of Douglas Gordon in an attempt to show that he belongs to an anti-theatrical tradition that Diderot was the first to theorise roughly 250 years ago. The larger implication of Fried's argument is that the most interesting and important contemporary art bears a far more productive, if dialectical, relation to high modernism than is usually imagined to be the case.