/Agency in Action

16.09.2011 /12:00 m
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Organized by David Joselit, Carnegie Professor, Yale University and Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art
Discussion Panel

States of Emergency: Objects as Agency circa 1970

Gathering together art historians, artists, and curators, this daylong symposium asks how the proclamation of the “end” of the art object, a statement that was made in a startling number of locations around the world ca. 1970, demonstrated the end of both aesthetic and political modernity, and the advent of a decentered globalism characterized more by crisis than by revolution. Speakers include Stefano Chiodi, Romy Golan, Nicolas Guagnini, Amelia G. Jones, Branden Joseph, Lee Ufan, and Mika Yoshitake. Reception immediately follows.