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Seminar 2 // Thursday 16 October 2006, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven

1. Knowledge & the Curatorial, Jean-Paul Martinon

2. Singularity, Irit Rogoff

3. Guest Lecture: Charles Esche

 

Further information about the sessions can be found below:

1. Knowledge & the Curatorial, Jean-Paul Martinon

In this session, we asked: what do we understand by visual knowledge and specifically what do we understand by the knowledge imparted by the curatorial? In order to answer this question, this session focused on a text by William Carlos Williams. Through this reading, the curatorial became understood as that which takes place on a stage set up, both intentionally and un-intentionally by the curator and that the knowledge that takes place on this stage is paradoxically that which disturbs the stage itself.

This session explored a short story by Jorge Luis Borges, the catalogue of Lyotard‚s famous exhibition Les Immateriaux and his texts on postmodernism. Far from assuming that globalisation has simply replaced postmodernism, this session focused on the impact of the notion of postmodernism in the context of exhibition practices. Ever since Lyotard‚s exhibitions, viewers have become more than an eye, they are subjects who move not within an ordered totality, but within chaos, and their moving bodies undertake journeys that are no longer formative, but experiential.

2. Singularity, Irit Rogoff

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