Thu 31 Oct 2013, 7 pm
From Goethe Institut:
Come to the lecture “Performative Formats and their Potential as Critical Practice in Contemporary Art” by Prof. Ute Meta Bauer, art scholar and curator, Berlin-Singapur.
“Theatrical Fields” discusses the use of theatricality and performative formats and their potential as critical practice in contemporary art. The lecture will draw attention to time-based art and its producers: artists of different generations and backgrounds, navigating between art, film, theater, and dance. “Theatrical Fields” will relate to feminism as a political methodology and practice to deconstruct linear histories and ascriptions. Introduced artists will include the African–American artist Lorna Simpson, American artist and writer Judith Barry, Austrian filmmaker and artist Constanze Ruhm, and last but not least the video and performance pioneer Joan Jonas.
Ute Meta Bauer is an internationally renowned arts researcher and curator. Until summer 2013 she was professor at the Royal College of Art, London, currently she has taken a new position in Singapore. Among other things she was co-curator of the documenta 11 (2006) and director of the 3rd berlin biennale for contemporary art. She regularly contributes with her curatorial work to the most important art exhibitions and is invited to lectures, teaching assignments and conferences around the world. Additionally, she has published works concerning art theory, feminist art, philosophy and curatorial practice.
Language: English with Vietnamese translation.
Prof. Ute Meta Bauer also lead workshop for Curators and Artists on 30 Oct and 01 Nov.
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