[spectre] DOCUMENTA XII - Lectures

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Thu Jun 28 12:14:09 CEST 2007

Presentations and lectures.
Thursday, 28 June 2007
documenta-Halle, Du-Ry-Strasse 1, Kassel.

Jose Fernandez Vega & Diego Melero (ramona, Buenos Aires), Brian 
Holmes, Giovanna Zapperi (Multitudes, Paris) and Societe Realiste.

14:30 Wohnungsfragen an die Kunst
A microintervention by Jose Fernandez Vega (philosopher, ramona/Buenos 
Aires) and Diego Melero (artist and sociologist, ramona/Buenos Aires).

16:00 The World Metaphor
Kabinett 2

A presentation by Brian Holmes. Unique for its size, resources and 
extended period of preparation, documenta has evolved far beyond 
Germany and "the West" to become a global exhibition. But what does 
that mean? How to present and frame the artistic expressions of a 
planetary condition? How to succeed, or at least productively and 
insightfully fail in the articulation of a world metaphor? Using a few 
concepts from the toolkit of the journal Multitudes, this lecture will 
consider the present documenta 12 in the light of the two previous 
ones, or maybe just in the light of the summer sun - our common 
condition of becoming-visible.
Language: English

17:00 Re-presenting Birgit Jurgenssen
Kabinett 2

This lecture by Giovanna Zapperi considers the work of the Austrian 
artist Birgit Jurgenssen (1949?2003) and raises the perennial question 
of the "woman artist" and its relation (or non-relation) to feminism. 
Reflecting on the first two volumes of documenta 12 magazines, it would 
seem that the woman artist is to be understood, on the one hand, as a 
depoliticised modernist hero(ine), while on the other, the influence of 
feminism as a political formation is, once again, marginalized. Birgit 
Jurgenssen?s work, in its explicitly feminist exploration of the 
interrelations between sexuality, power and desire, relates to both 
these problematics even as it reaffirms the fundamental contribution of 
women artists to 20th century art.
Language: English

18:00 MA: Soliton
Kabinett 2
Presentation by Societe Realiste.

MA: Soliton is a typological inquiry about Solitonism, commissioned by 
Ministère de l?Architecture. In this research, Ministère de 
l?Architecture has demanded to continue the work of some eminent 
physicists about non-linear waves, by proposing to extend the analysis 
of Solitons to the field of the politics of space, and more precisely 
for reading activities like design or the erection of buildings.
Language: English


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