Parodi Lecture in Philosophy of Art: “The Distracted Exhibition. On Enchantment and Composting Archival Shreds.” by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Sunday, 12/08/2013, 11:30am
PÃ©rez Art Museum Miami, Auditorium
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
This lecture by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev explores the question of the art exhibition as an embodied and “dis-tracted” archive(dis / trahere = to pull or to draw in another direction), and it focuses on how objects function in relation to the experience of witnessing â€“ the artistâ€™s witnessing of the world, the viewerâ€™s witnessing of the artwork, and even the art objectâ€™s witnessing of the spectacle within which it is caught and entrapped. dOCUMENTA (13) was both an art exhibition, a process and a state of mind. In it, the notion of archive was viewed with suspicion and pulled towards forms of symbiotic decomposition and recomposition â€“ a cultural quasi-compost. With examples of artworks and projects created for dOUCUMENTA (13), including Mario Garcia Torres, Rossella Biscotti, Claire Pentecost, Michael Rakowitz, And And And, Adrian Villar-Rojas and Dihn Q Lee.
Christov-Bakargiev is artistic director for dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2009-2012); visiting professor at: The Cooper Union, New York (2013); Northwestern University, Evanston-Chicago (2013-2015); Goethe -UniversitÃ¤t Frankfurt am Main / Institut fÃ¼r Philosophie University, Frankfurt (2013-2015); Leverhulme Professor, University of Leeds (2014).
Lecture is free with museum admission.
The Parodi Lecture in Philosophy of Art is supported by Gonzalo Parodi.