XVII Advanced Course in Visual Arts

On the 4th of July at 7pm at the Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Villa Sucota, Jan Verwoert - Art Historian and Critic, Contributing Editor of Frieze - will give an open lecture entitled Journeys Into the Zone of Sentience.
On his conference Jan Verwoert will question: “How to connect through art to the vivid, yet unverifyable feelings at the heart of the social?

"Moving towards the threshold on which meaning is constituted socially, artistically and emotionally, we see symbolic representations fall apart, and feel the persistence of affective labour. How could art and thought engage with the (sur-)realities of affective labour, feel the feelings that are passed on, visibly invisibly, from body to body, soul to soul, creature to creature? By searching for ways to tap into the zone of sentience”.

Jan Verwoert is a writer, based in Berlin. He is a contributing editor of frieze magazine and teaches at the Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, the Ha’Midrasha School of Art, Tel Aviv and the De Appel Curatorial Programme, Amsterdam. A volume of his collected writings Tell Me What You Want What You Really Really Want has recently been published by Sternberg Press/Piet Zwart Institute.

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