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Associate Professor of Art Sarah Sweeney’s class “Picturing Time,” which considers time as subject and medium, held a discussion around photographs from the Tang collection.
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Throughout the semester, students read and wrote about related concepts such as past and future, duration, stopped time, and simultaneity, among others, and made art using time-based media. At the Tang the class examined photographs and discussed how the invention of photography shaped the perception of time.
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