Part of the Seminar: Art for Collective Use Seminar - Monument, Performance, Ritual, Body
January 2016, Faculty of Arts University of Ljubljana
Widrich shows how delegated performance turned into delegated architecture in the work of European artists in the last decades (e.g. Valie Export, Sanja Iveković, Rachel Whiteread) and discusses the theoretical implications of delegation as agency, ranging from the concept of presence, memory, to the ideal of audience engagement.
Mechtild Widrich is Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an affiliated researcher at the Eikones Iconic Turn Center at the University of Basel. She holds an M.Phil. in art history from the University of Vienna and a PhD from the History, Theory and Criticism Program, Department of Architecture, MIT.
Organized by: Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory; Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
Supported by: ERSTE Foundation