Georges Didi-Huberman
Saturday 10 June

Talk with Georges Didi-Huberman
Il “visibile pensare”


The French philosopher and art theorist Georges Didi-Huberman is at the Teatrino for a talk dedicated to the relationship between image and thought with Bruno Racine, Director of Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana, and Angela Mengoni, Associate Professor at the IUAV University of Venice where she teaches Semiotics and theory of images.

Images think, but how to think this visual thought? It is a challenge to our language and our theories. The work of Georges Didi-Huberman has explored this thinking in visual form in paradigmatic objects of visual culture, from the Renaissance to contemporary art, and through visual forms of thought, from exhibition design to visual atlases. In a dialogue that traces the significant moments of this journey, Georges Didi-Huberman, Bruno Racine and Angela Mengoni go through some images that explore the paradoxes of the relationship between image and thought to work, from ancient icons to contemporary debates on the images of history .

Talk in Italian.

Georges Didi-Huberman
Georges Didi-Huberman, French philosopher and art theorist, teaches at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales - EHESS in Paris. His works have made a crucial contribution to the methodological renewal of art history and to the consolidation and enrichment of the transdisciplinary horizon of a theory of images, in a vast field of interests ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary art. His research crosses the fields of visual arts, anthropology and theory of images, psychoanalysis and philosophy, mobilizing the psychoanalytic operations of "imageability" and symptom for the study of images, montage as a tool for new legibility of history and redefining in an anachronic and dialectical sense the very conception of historicity. A part of his work has been articulated in exhibition form through the curatorship of exhibitions including the Empreinte (Centre Georges Pompidou), Atlas. How to carry the world on one's back? (Reinas Sofia Museum) and Soulèvements (Jeu de Paume). He has received the Theodor W. Adorno Prize (2015), the Aby Warburg Preis (2020) and the Walter Benjamin Special Prize for his work as a whole (2021).

In collaboration with Scuola di dottorato - area Arti visive, performative e moda of
In collaboration with Dottorato in Storia delle arti of