Booking for my course 7 Ways of Thinking About Art (Tate Modern, Monday evenings 6.30-8.00p.m. followed by a free drink in the bar) is now open on the Tate Modern website. Sessions take place in a teaching room, followed by discussion in the gallery making use of the Tate Modern collection after it has been closed to the public.
This seven-week course explores the philosophical basis of our attempts to understand works of art. Topics covered include the question of whether works of art are simply catalysts to purely subjective responses, the relevance of an artist's intentions, a work’s historical context, its originality, and its context within the gallery.
Participants have the opportunity to explore a range of positions from a theoretical perspective and to test their application against particular works of art in the gallery.
Places are limited, so early booking is advisable.