The Poetic Image in the Digital Age
RA Forum with Howard Caygill, Julian Stallabrass and Agata Madejska
29 April 2013
At the Geological Society, Piccadilly
Agata Madejska, Ideogram 006, 2008. Lightjet C-type print on aluminium, 60 × 44 cm, Courtesy the artist For the influential Marxist critic, Walter Benjamin, the reproduction of the work of art eroded the ‘aura’ and authority of the original. Today, the mass (re)production and dissemination of images has reached a level Benjamin could scarcely have imagined.
In this event, we discuss whether Benjamin’s point still holds, and in the ‘Digital Age’, with images are able to be created with unprecedented ease and distributed instantly to mass audiences, what possibilities exist for the poetic image.
Speakers include Howard Caygill, Julian Stallabrass and Agata Madejska. Chaired by David Ward.
Tickets will be available on the door from 6pm.
6.30–8pm, followed by a drinks reception
£12 / £6 reductions (students, jobseekers and people with disabilities)
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The Royal Academy Forum is the RA’s long-established forum for public debate on the arts, exploring ideas at the intersections of different artistic and creative practices, and their interface with philosophical, political, social and economic issues and contexts.