En la plataforma online de Former West se publica información sobre el nuevo seminario que se realiza esta semana en Londres. Antes en este blog, se había colgado información sobre el primero, realizado en BAK (Ultrech, Holanda).
Art and the social: exhibitions of contemporary art in the 1990s
Britain, London (UK)
Organized by partner Afterall, London (UK)
· This symposium will explore the social turn in exhibition-making in Europe and North America in the 1990s, looking at the part played by political activism, institutional critique and forms of socialisation influenced by the media and the moving image. Questioning labels such as ‘Kontext Kunst’, ‘social engagement’ and ‘relational aesthetics’, the participants will discuss developments in recent contemporary exhibition history, including exhibitions staged outside of the art institution that engaged with site in the broadest sense. Speakers will include Claire Bishop, Gregg Bordowitz, Sabeth Buchmann, Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, Stéphanie Jeanjean, Renate Lorenz, Christian Philipp Muller, Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen and Charles Esche.
Organised by Afterall, at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, as part of the Exhibition Histories project and in conjunction with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and FORMER WEST. With support from the Goethe Institute and the Institute Française.
· 10.00 Welcome by Charles Esche
EXHIBITIONS AND ACTIVISM
10.10 Doug Ashford on the 1988-89 exhibition ‘Democracy’ at the DIA Art Foundation New York (a project by Group Material)
10.45 Renate Lorenz on the 1993 exhibition ‘Trap’ at Kunst-Werke, Berlin (curated by Minimal Club in Munich, Büro Bert in Düsseldorf, Art in Ruins in London)
11.20 Questions – led by Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen
11.40 Tea and coffee
ART IN THE SOCIAL SPHERE?
12.00 Claire Bishop on three exhibitions from 1993, ‘Culture in Action’ in Chicago, ‘Unité d’Habitation’ in Firminy and ‘Sonsbeek’ in Arnhem
12.40 Christian Philipp Müller in response
13.00 Questions – led by Charles Esche
13.20 Lunch break
CONTEXT, RELATIONALITY, PARTICIPATION
14.30 Sabeth Buchmann on Kontext Kunst and Institutional Critique in exhibition-making in Germany in the 1990s
15.00 Stéphanie Jeanjean on the viewer’s experience and the social dimension of the exhibitions that gave rise to the Relational Aesthetics label in France in the 1990s
15.30 Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt on the social dimension of artist-run spaces in the UK in the 1990s, specifically in Glasgow and London
16.00 Questions – led by Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen
16.30 Tea and coffee
17.00 Review of the day, with questions to all the speakers, led by Charles Esche
· Practical Information
· Tate Britain Auditorium, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
£25 (£15 concessions), booking recommended