Boring Pictures: Photography as Art of the Everyday

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


This seminar examines the intersection of art, quotidian theory and everyday experience, and addresses the difficulties and potential successes that emerge in attempting to draw them together. It asks how art might facilitate our engagement with the everyday and help reveal its complexity without elevating or partitioning that experience. It focuses particularly on photography, arguing that its accessibility, indexicality and connection with time and transience accommodate the contradictions and dualities of the everyday. Artists, photographers and quotidian theorists are drawn together here in order to ascertain strategies for examining the everyday that avoid the traditional emphasis on the surreal or strange.
Period9 Mar 2022
Event titleThe Art of Everyday Life
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionNational