Tim Tate at Yale

Washington Glass School co-founder Tim Tate was invited by Glenn Adamson, senior scholar at Yale, to speak at a symposium at Yale University. Tim talked about his work, as well as artists Roberto Lugo and Stephanie Syjuco.

Glen Adamson gives a synopsis of the symposium at Yale.

Glen Adamson gives a synopsis of the symposium at Yale. 

The symposium was titled Objects of Dispute: Material Culture and the Yale University held the panel discussion on May 15th, 2017

From the Yale outline on the event: “One of the phrases uses constantly in the of current political discussion is the term “post truth,” which implies we have entered a period in which rhetoric overwhelms or obscures reality. At a time of extreme divisiveness in American culture, what can the study of historical artifacts offer? If every object is a fact in the world, perhaps artifacts have a role in anchoring discourse to reality? The close study of objects – the cultivation of material intelligence as a necessary aspect of scholarship – often provides insights into the past as well as embodiments of present-day debates. Can the engagement of an object in the past and in the present shed light on both contexts?”

Artist Tim Tate talks about how objects differ from other types of evidence, when it comes to histories of ideology and belief.

Artist Tim Tate talks about how objects differ from other types of evidence, when it comes to histories of ideology and belief.

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