Bilderfahrzeuge Reading Group

Bilderfahrzeuge Reading Group
03 Dec 2019, 17:30 to 03 Dec 2019, 19:30
Reading Group
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

Sianne Ngai. “The Cuteness of the Avantgarde.” In Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012) pp. 53-109. (session led by Alexandra Marraccini)

Organised by the international research project “Bilderfahrzeuge. Aby Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology”.By developing the term “Iconology”, Aby Warburg sought to distinguish his own methodology from the pervading art historical practices of his time, generating a nucleation point for new approaches in art history at the beginning of the 20th century. This reading group will study texts and authors that have similarly expanded the field of art history and visual studies over the last 20 years.

Registration by email to is essential. Texts will be circulated to registered participants two weeks in advance of each meeting.


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