27 August, 2013
Art Criticism: Symposium
"I am for an Art Criticism that",
This symposium’s title takes inspiration from artist Claes Oldenburg’s 1961 manifesto “I Am for an Art” and similarly to an art manifesto, a statement intended to shock, inspire or offend, I AM FOR AN ART CRITCISM THAT…, is a symposium that stages various live discussions with the aim to cover, and uncover, the fertile ground between the arts and journalism.
Symposium I AM FOR AN ART CRITICISM THAT...
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Introduction by Defne Ayas, Director of Witte de With
Reading of Claes Oldenburg's "I am for an Art" by Adam Kleinman
Keynote lecture by Jörg Heiser "From Assange to Zuckerberg and back again: Criticism at times of the super-nerd"
Panel 1: I AM FOR AN ART CRITICISM THAT IS UNIVERSAL
Carol Yinghua Lu, Anthony Downey, Ali Akay, Anna Tilroe / Moderator: Amira Gad
Panel 2: I AM FOR AN ART CRITICISM THAT HAS A VOICE
Hrag Vartanian, Barbara Visser, Quinn Latimer, Maarten Doorman, Marc Ruyters, Ingrid Commandeur / Moderator: Vivian Sky Rehberg
Brief introduction by Adam Kleinman & Audio Screening of The Economics of Film Criticism: A Debate, Jean-Luc Godard & Pauline Kael (1981)
Statement by Defne Ayas
Panel 3: I AM FOR AN ART CRITICISM THAT IS INDEPENDENT
Brian Kuan Wood, Domeniek Ruyters, Aimee Lin, Sven Lütticken, Ahu Antmen / Moderator: Hrag Vartanian
Symposium I AM FOR AN ART CRITICISM THAT... Day 2
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Welcome by Hendrik Folkerts
Keynote lecture by Peter de Ruiter "Don't burn after reading"
Panel: I AM FOR AN ART CRITICISM THAT IS SELF-REFLECTIVE
Birgit Donker, Carol Yinghua Lu, Ali Akay, Anthony Downey/ Moderators: Hendrik Folkerts & Amira Gad
Claes Oldenburg, I am for an art from Store Days, Documents from the Store (1961) and Ray Gun Theater (1962), selected by Claes Oldenburg and Emmett Williams, New York, 1967. Copyright Claes Oldenburg
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