Modernism has had recurrent trouble with the aesthetics of realism. . . .
lecture: Michael YOUNG, “Parafictional Realism” with respondent Daniel NORELL.
Draw Point Talk lecture series.
6.00 p.m. / The KTH School of Architecture
114 26 Stockholm, Sweden
Its critical discourse was established through exposing latent assumptions regarding the relations between reality and representation, often focusing on the specifics of a medium. Currently, issues of aesthetics are beginning to shift due to an assortment of contemporary intellectual positions that seek to speculate directly with the qualities of the real. As a loosely collected ensemble; Speculative Realism, Object Oriented Ontology, and Parafictional Art all direct attention to an aesthetic engagement with realism that does not assume that all resemblance is naive, nor that resistance lies only through critical exposé.
Michael Young is an architect and an educator practicing in New York City where he is a founding partner of the architecture and urban design studio Young & Ayata, recipients in 2014 of the Architectural League’s Prize for Young Architects. Michael is an Assistant Professor at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union. Currently, he is also Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University, Visiting Critic at Syracuse University, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute.