Kaja Silverman: The Three-Personed Picture

Admission always by donation. Events are included.

This Capture Speaker Series event is at The Polygon Gallery.

The ICBC parkade, located adjacent to Lonsdale Quay Market offers free parking on evenings and weekends.

Kaja Silverman—one of today’s most exciting critical thinkers in the field of photography—gives a lecture based on her forthcoming book. The second in a three-volume reconceptualization of photography, The Three-Personed Picture, or the History of Photography, Part 2 (Stanford University Press, 2018), traces the gradual emergence of an image very different from those made during the first three decades of chemical photography: one that is pictorial in nature.

Silverman is the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of nine books, including The Miracle of Analogy, or The History of Photography, Part 1 (2015), Flesh of My Flesh (2009), and The Threshold of the Visible World (1996).

This event is part of The Polygon Gallery’s ongoing international lecture series about photography.  Produced by the Contemporary Art Gallery and The Polygon Gallery in partnership with Capture Photography Festival. Part of programming for The Blue Hour exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery.

Followed by a reception and book signing.

Image: Carrie Schneider, Las Bebidas (cover image of Kaja Silverman's forthcoming book The Three-Personed Picture), 2007; c-print, 48 x 60 inches; Image courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery


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