Berger offers a master-class in how to interpret images through a historical materialist lens. Famously, he did so in an extremely accessible, enjoyable way; for Berger, being able to expose the ideologies and the history of class struggles which shape ideology was a practical tool, and one that had to be available to the masses if it is to serve them.
We will watch episodes 1 & 2 which are each 30 minutes long.
Episode 1: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Episode 2: A critical look at the female nude
The episodes will be screened in English, with English subtitles. There will be an informal discussion after the episodes.