‘To breath the Aura of Those Mountains’: Introducing Walter Benjamin

Art Exchange, 1:15 – 1:45pm

Occupying the heart of Ori Gersht’s ‘Evaders’ is the legendary figure of Walter Benjamin, a German critic who sought to escape the Nazis by crossing the Pyrenees. But who was Benjamin and what were his ideas? In this lunchtime talk, Dr Matthew Bowman will be introducing Benjamin, his important contribution to photography theory and the notion of the aura in relation to Gersht’s work.

Matthew Bowman, critic and  lecturer, teaches at the University of Suffolk and Colchester School of Art, while regularly contributing to Art Monthly.

Admission free, all welcome.