Get What You Want: Laurel Nakadate presents with Ruwen Ogien
UnionDocs (322 Union Ave., Brooklyn)
$9 suggested donation
Prolific video artist, filmmaker, and photographer, Laurel Nakadate will present selections from her recent work in an open dialogue with philosopher Ruwen Ogien, known for his compelling, numerous, and potentially controversial texts on morality and ethics. Nakadate’s work, currently on display in a large exhibition at PS1, often makes significant, unusual and complicated demands on her real world subjects, on her art world audience, and, just as regularly, on herself. Questions arise regarding voyeurism, the power of the camera, binaries of exploitation and connection in art, and the social norms of desire. Ogien’s philosophical inquiry will drive the discussion, referencing his extensive writing on topics such as (bio)ethics, pornography, the undesirables in society, commodification and the body, and moral panic.