Activities Courses and seminars

Keywords

18 June to 17 Dec. 2007

Price: 60 € Students and the unemployed: 30 € MACBA friends: free Accredited professors at any level of education who sign up through the ICE: 25€. www.ub.es/ice, tel. 934 02 10 24 MACBA Auditorium (Plaça Joan Coromines s/n). Seating is limited. All students who attend at least 6 sessions will be awarded a certificate of attendance expedited by the University of Barcelona's Institute of Educational Science.

A vocabulary for Contemporary Artistic Culture
Course/Conference series


Each Autumn the Museum offers a course/conference series that will give participants the conceptual tools necessary to debate the contemporary artistic practices encompassed by the Museum's collection, all from the latter half of the 20th century.
This year the course has one difference: instead of presenting a program revolving around a monographic theme, this will be a first-time contribution towards an updating of the cultural/artistic lexicon of the 21st century. This program hopes to define central concepts, as well as offer an historical reading of the trajectory of some 21st century concepts, and a prospective direction in which to lay the groundwork for the emerging culture.

The sessions present themselves as attempts to define key words, though the way in which each session approaches this definition can by dynamically different.

Participants include Douglas Crimp, Jonathan Flatley and Rosalyn Deutsche, among others.

Programme

Mondays at 7 pm.

OCTOBER 8
Archive: access to knowledge/power and alternatives to exhibitions
ALLAN SEKULA. Presentation and rebuttal by Jorge Blasco

OCTOBER 15
Pop: a popular or a consumer Art?
JONATHAN FLATLEY. Presentation and rebuttal by Juan Antonio Suárez

OCTOBER 22
Performance: subjectivity as aesthetic construction?
DOUGLAS CRIMP. Presentation and rebuttal by Jesús Carrillo

NOVEMBER 12
The White Cube: an obsolete model of visuality?
LEV MANOVICH. Presentation and rebuttal by Carles Guerra

NOVEMBER 19
Public: is anyone there?
ROSALYN DEUTSCHE. Presentation and rebuttal by Marcelo Expósito

NOVEMBER 26
Document: avatars of realism in the 20th century and self-produced Art? JEAN-LOUIS COMOLLI. Presentation and rebuttal by Gabriel Villota

DECEMBER 10
Critique: between what is artistic and what is cultural?
NELLY RICHARD. Presentation and rebuttal by Ana Longoni

DECEMBER 17
The cultural industry: is aesthetic education no longer the driving force behind Art's public life?
Due to events out of MACBA's control, George A. Yúdice's lecture has been cancelled. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Participants

Mari Paz Balibrea. Professor of Spanish Cultural Studies at Birkbeck College at London University

Jorge Blasco. Project Manager of Cultures d'Arxiu at the Tàpies Foundation

Jesús Carrillo. Art History Professor at Madrid's Autónoma University

Jean-Louis Comolli. Film director. Professor at the University of Paris VIII.

Douglas Crimp. Art History and Cultural Studies professor at the University of Rochester, New York.

Rosalyn Deutsche. Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art as well as Feminist and Urban Theory at Barnard College in New York City.

Marcelo Expósito. Professor in the Fine Arts Department at Cuenca and at the Escuela Elisava in Barcelona. PEI docent.

Jonathan Flatley. Art History and Cultural Studies professor at Wayne State University, Michigan.

Carles Guerra. Artist, critic and independent curator.

Ana Longoni is a Doctor of the Arts (University of Buenos Aires), writer, researcher, and professor of Media and Culture Theory in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of Buenos Aires.

Lev Manovich. Professor of Art Theory and New Artistic Media at the University of San Diego, California.

Nelly Richard. Crític and Art Historian. Director of the Revista de Crítica Cultural of Santiago de Chile, and of the program in Cultural Criticism (University Arcis).

Allan Sekula. Photographer and critic. Photography professor at the California Institute of the Arts.

Juan Antonio Suárez. North American Literature Professor at the University of Murcia.

Gabriel Villota. Professor in the Department of Audiovisual Communication and Marketing in the Social Sciences and Communications Department at the Basque Country University (Bilbao).

George A. Yúdice. Professor of American Studies and director of the Centro de Estudios para América Latina y el Caribe at the University of New York.

Bookings

Price: 60 € Students and the unemployed: 30 € MACBA friends: free Accredited professors at any level of education who sign up through the ICE: 25€. www.ub.es/ice, tel. 934 02 10 24 MACBA Auditorium (Plaça Joan Coromines s/n). Seating is limited. All students who attend at least 6 sessions will be awarded a certificate of attendance expedited by the University of Barcelona's Institute of Educational Science.

Enrollment begins on September 5 at the MACBA reception (except Tuesdays) or by phone at 934 12 14 13 (mornings only).

Contact

MACBA Public Programs
Tel. (+34) 93 481 46 81
programespublics@macba.cat

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