Keynote address, “The Invention of Craft,” by Glenn Adamson
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fisher Banquet Room
When historians of art and design look back at the early 21st century, a period of unprecedented stylistic and conceptual pluralism, they may well conclude that it was the fabrication of works (rather than their content) that really mattered. In this lecture, Glenn Adamson will examine production as a framework for invention, arguing for a self-aware attitude to making in which form, metaphor, and ethics are fully integrated.
The talk is organized around terminology such as “the cutting edge,” friction, and tension. Such terms have their roots in the physicality of craft, but can also be radically expanded into a critical account of contemporary authorship and labor.