Online Discussion: Haig Aivazian, Joseph Masco, Lisa Wedeen

Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 2 – 3 pm

University of Chicago
5811 S. Ellis Ave.
Cobb Hall, 4th fl.
Chicago, IL, 60637


On Saturday, March 20, two scholars from the University of Chicago, Joseph Masco, Professor of Anthropology, and Lisa Wedeen, the Mary R. Morton Professor of Political Science, offer their reflections on Haig Aivazian’s work and their own, before joining the artist in discussion, moderated by curator Karsten Lund.

Each working at the intersection of many fields in their research, Masco and Wedeen, like Aivazian, at times delve into the effects of technology, political imaginaries in the US or the Middle East, power and violence, and the roles played by mass mediation and visual culture. Together with the artist, they offer wide-ranging perspectives on these dynamics, to name only a few, and the images and narratives that shape them.

The two video works in All of the LightsAll of Your Stars Are but Dust on My Shoes (2021) and Prometheus (2019), will screen three times on Renaissance TV before and after the talk, at 11am, 1pm, and 4pm CDT. The approximate total running time is 40 minutes. 

This closing discussion is organized in partnership with the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT).

View the exhibition in-person through Sunday, March 21. Make a reservation