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17th December, 2015

Postconceptual Art – Take 2

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17th December, 2015
10.00 - 17.00
University of Paris 8, Saint-Denis

This event will reflect upon the widely accepted passage from the ‘postmodern’ to the ‘contemporary’, not in order to produce a new legitimation narrative for contemporary art, but rather with a view to (re)constructing its concept. The concept of the contemporary is only falsely shared. To define such art means to ‘disidentify’ with it, in order to deal with all of the social mutations of knowledge and power that it involves. Within this problematizing frame, and beyond an overly linear periodization, the event will take up once again the enquiry into conceptual art – and after. How can we account for the junctions and disjunctions of the material and immaterial logics of art today? In what ways can such art meaningfully be described as ‘postconceptual’?

Eric Alliez (Paris 8/Kingston University)
Antonia Birnbaum (Paris 8)
Helmut Draxler(Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna)
Valérie Mavridorakis (Université Rennes 2)
Peter Osborne (Kingston University)
Julien Previeux (artist)

Please note: parts of this event will be conducted in French.

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