Possible Worlds: A talk by Alexander Nagel

Wednesday, September 22 - 5:00 PM

Location Contemporary Calgary Auditorium

Time Doors open at 5pm; Lecture at 6pm

(Light refreshments will be served)


Taking a painting by Parmigianino as a guide, Alexander Nagel considers the European encounter with other worlds in the sixteenth century as a matrix for imagining how worlds are destroyed and possible worlds imagined, then and now.

Jointly organized by Nickle Galleries and Contemporary Calgary, the talk is offered as a public program of Everywhere We Are, and touches upon the underlying thread of spiritual expression that connects many of the works in the collection.

Alexander Nagel (he/him/his) is the Craig Hugh Smyth Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. His publications include: Renaissance Metapainting (2020), and Medieval Modern (2012).

Free with registration. This is an in-person program. Masks are mandatory, and physical distancing will be maintained in seating arrangements. We recommend that in-person guests are vaccinated. The program will be live-streamed via Zoom, and a recording will be made available for those who cannot attend. The rest of the gallery and exhibitions will remain open until 9:00pm.

RSVP for tickets or register on Zoom. https://bit.ly/3BOvBuL.

For questions about this event or with help reserving your ticket, please contact us via email at info@contemporarycalgary.com or call us at 403-770-1350

Image: Parmigianino, Madonna of the Rose (detail), Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, 1529.

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