June 26, 2014

Art as Exhibition

Conference

The conference seeks to investigate how exhibition formats may be inherent in specific modes of artistic production and subsequently in an artwork itself. Significantly an interweaving of both artistic and curatorial practice is involved, which on the one hand documents a development toward formats of presentation, and on the other hand coincides with the rediscovery of the object as an independent agent. The interlocking of exhibition, mediation, collection and archive conflates aesthetic and education policy agendas in occasionally indistinguishable ways. Thus it becomes clear that those fields of education, knowledge and information regarded as “common goods” introduce a dynamic into the work-as-exhibition event in the sense of a medial information process. To explore what this implies for the perception of the increasingly reevaluated physical object will be one of the common threads of the panel and the subsequent artist talks at the Secession.

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna

1pm
Welcome by Andrea Braidt (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna) and Jacques Ducrest (Swiss embassy counsellor)
1:15pm
Introduction by Sabeth Buchmann
1:30pm
Magda Tyzlik-Carver: Breathing data: thoughts on curatorial systems
2:30pm
Florian Zeyfang: Artists Exhibit Artists
3:30pm
Break
4pm
Felix Vogel: Curatorial Discourse and its Theory
5pm
Juli Carson: On Discourse as Monument: Institutional Spaces and Feminist Problematics
Responders: Lucy Steeds and Sabeth Buchmann

Secession, Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Vienna

6pm
Walk through the exhibition A Singular Form with the curator Pablo Lafuente
7pm
Welcome by Herwig Kempinger, President of the Secession
7:15pm
Introduction to the exhibition by Pablo Lafuente
7:30pm
Artist Talk: Asier Mendizabal and Dustin Ericksen with Pablo Lafuente
8pm
Artist Talk: Hilary Lloyd with Lucy Steeds and Pablo Lafuente
Responders: Martin Beck and Sabeth Buchmann
9pm
End of the conference

Participants:
Martin Beck is an artist and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna living in New York and Vienna.
Sabeth Buchmann is an art historian, writer and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna living in Berlin and Vienna.
Juli Carson is professor in the Department of Art at UC Irvine, author of numerous books and several essays on conceptual art and psychoanalysis that have been widely published.
Dustin Ericksen is an artist living and working in London.
Pablo Lafuente is a writer, curator and co-editor of Afterall’s Exhibition Histories book series. He teaches at Central Saint Martins in London and is co-curator of the 31st Bienal de São Paulo, opening in September 2014.
Hilary Lloyd is an artist living and working in London.
Asier Mendizabal is an artist living and working in Bilbao.
Lucy Steeds is a writer, curator and co-editor of Afterall’s Exhibition Histories book series. She teaches at Central Saint Martins in London.
Magda Tyzlik-Carver is an independent curator and researcher based at Falmouth University (UK) and currently associated with KURATOR, a research platform and curatorial collective.
Felix Vogel is an art historian teaching at the Institute of Art History at University of Zürich.
Florian Zeyfang is a Berlin based artist and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Umeå.

Organizers:
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Friends of the Secession