Catalog of an exhibition held at MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 19-July 16, 2017.
Artists in exhibition: Andrea Büttner, Sophie Calle, Alejandro Cesarco, Jason Dodge, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Antonia Hirsch, Jill Magid, Park McArthur, Lisa Tan, Erika Vogt, Susanne M. Winterling, and Anicka Yi.
Director's foreward / Paul C. Ha -- Acknowledgments / Henriette Huldisch -- An inventory of shimmers : objects of intimacy in contemporary art / Henriette Huldisch -- Story of my life ... / Johanna Burton -- 26, more or less : Sophie Calle's Secrets / Eugenie Brinkema -- Plates -- An index of intimacy / Emily Watlington -- Artists -- List of works
Affect is an essentially indefinable, largely non-conscious quality that correlates to the experience of diverse emotional and physiological states. This exciting book examines the idea of affect in art. Drawing from an international cadre of contemporary artists working in a variety of media, this book addresses the question of how bodies are affected by intimate relationships with and through objects. The book investigates the kinds of intimate relationships we form with art; explores how art acts as a vehicle for affective engagement or transactions of desire; what role gender plays in affect; and how we experience this force in works of art. 0Exhibition: MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (18.05. - 16.07.2017).