In the 1960s artists started to deploy time and space as material of their work. Their performances, events and site-specific installations augmented the conventional artistic vocabulary and do so until our present day. In this evening it will be investigated what this paradigmatic shift in the art production entails. What did and does it mean for the viewer, the collector, the curator and the critic? What does the future hold for this temporalisation and spatialisation of art? What role did and do new media play in this development?
Marina Grzinic is a philosopher, artist and theoretician, and a Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Institute of Fine Arts, Post Conceptual Art Practices. She is also researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at the ZRC SAZU (Scientific and Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art) in Ljubljana. In addition, she works as a freelance media theorist, art critic and curator. Grzinic' last book is Re-Politicizing art, Theory, Representation and New Media Technology (2008). She has been involved with video art since 1982. In collaboration with Aina Smid, Grzinic realized more than 40 video art projects. She is the co-editor of REARTIKULACIJA, an artistic-political-theoretical-discursive platform from Ljubljana.
Margriet Schavemaker is an art historian, philosopher and media theorist. Having taught at the art history and the media studies departments at the University of Amsterdam, she is currently appointed at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam as head of collections and research. Schavemaker received her doctorate in 2007 for her dissertation on the word-image relationship in the visual arts of the 1960s and is co-editor of various lecture series and publications such as Right about Now: Art and Theory since the 1990s and Now is the Time: Art and Theory in the 21st Century.
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