m47: Situation Event Process: 'New Genre Public Art' and Radical Politics

Monday Night Lectures:

Eine Zusammenarbeit des MFA-Programms (Master of Fine Arts) der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Fakultät Gestaltung, Prof. Liz Bachhuber, mit dem ACC.

Vortrag in englischer Sprache.

(Kontakt: Andrea Theis, Künstlerische Mitarbeiterin MFA Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, Fakultät Gestaltung)

Gene Ray, Berlin
Vortrags- und Gesprächsreihe zur Kunst im öffentlichen Raum und neue künstlerische Strategien (in engl. Sprache).

In the 1990s, artists and curators carried out a revolution in the concept of public art. "New genre public art," as Suzanne Lacy named it, moved beyond dominant conventions of administered "plop art," or monumental urban decoration. Grasping the possibilities of art conceived as a social process liberated from traditional object production, the new public art questioned the assumptions behind notions of "public" and launched an investigation of the forms of communication and interaction by which artists can reach and engage differentiated audiences. The logic of these interrogations, however, if followed rigorously, soon lead beyond the institutionalized conception of art as such and open onto that ultimate question of politics, power and human potentialities: the so-called social question. Gene Ray is a critic and theorist living in Berlin.

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Montag, 14.05.2007, 20:00 Uhr, ACC Galerie Weimar
Eintritt: frei!