Parodi Lecture in Philosophy of Art The Distracted Exhibition by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev 12/8/13

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
Pérez 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 – the artist’s witnessing of the world, the viewer’s witnessing of the artwork, and even the art object’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 – 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 -Universität Frankfurt am Main / Institut für 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.