Louisiana Lecture

The eloquence of Diane Arbus and the wisdom in her photographs

  • Date
    Wednesday 8. June
  • Time
    Kl. 19:30
  • Place
    Concert Hall
  • Price
    DKK 20 (does not include museum admission)

For the British author and critic Geoff Dyer, Diane Arbus's works contain a new insight - a kind of wisdom beyond what we can otherwise register.


please note, the ticket does not include admission to the museum.

The British author and critic Geoff Dyer, who is a great connoisseur of photography – and especially in the period when Diane Arbus worked – believes that one can rightly say that Arbus has added “new insight” to the world. Or, as he puts it, “a kind of wisdom that goes beyond what one might otherwise register.”

In this Lecture, Geoff Dyer will focus on how we can see this in Arbus’ images and how we should respond to it.

Geoff Dyer is the author of many books, including three about photography: ‘The Ongoing Moment’, ‘The Street Photography of Garry Winogrand’ and ‘See/Saw’.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Science.  His new book, ‘The Last Days of Roger Federer’ comes out this summer.

This lecture is in English.

Diane Arbus

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In little more than fifteen years, American photographer Diane Arbus produced a body of work whose style and content have secured her a place as one of the most significant 20th century artists.