Erdem Taşdelen (MAA '10) and Allison Collins hold A Conversation About Art and Unrequited Love at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts on November 14, 2012 at 7pm.
How do we love art, and does it return our love?
If we are to think about art as an experience that can be counted into our relation to the world, what can it mean to invest our emotional selves in the process of art? Can we love art as a thing (or an event or encounter) that is indifferent to our presence? If we must measure the meaning of our love (for art?), the question of return provides a clue to an underlying premise: that when we invest ourselves in an experience, (when we give our love), we expect a return.