Πέμπτη, 16 Μαρτίου 2017

An Exhibition Inspired by Walter Benjamin’s ‘The Arcades Project’

James Welling, “Morgan Great Hall” (2014), inkjet print, 21 x 31.5 in, Wadsworth Atheneum 
Museum of Art, Hartford, purchased through a gift from Nancy D. Grover in honor of Robinson A. 
Grover (1936–2015) (© James Welling, courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles)

Opening on March 17 at the Jewish Museum,
The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin intends
to reflect the sprawling text in both content and form.

If I had to bet on it, I’d guess that the most commonly cited text by Walter Benjamin 
is his 1936 essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.”


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