Parody, Politics and Performativity.

13.03.2010. from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
MIT. Massachusetts. Institute of Technology. Boston, United States.
Panel with Claire Fontaine and Tino Sehgal. Moderated by Jens Hoffmann.
Curated by Rebecca Uchill.

The Max Wasserman Forum on Centemporary Art

Parody, Politics and Performativity

Examining the practices of a number of contemporary artists that create artworks in which the passage of time and the relationship to the viewer are considered the key elements of artistic production this panel will investigate a wide variety of practices, from performance art and relational aesthetics to situationist gestures and process oriented actions, many of which are ephemeral and temporal. Unlike traditional art objects that are characterized by a physical permanence, many of the works created by the panels’ participants radically question and undermine the common forms of how institutions present and collect and audiences encounter most art today. 



Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ray and Maria Stata Center, Room 123, 3PM 

Parody, Politics, and Performativity 
3-4:15 PM

Moderator: Jens Hoffman (San Francisco, CA) Director of CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

Panel discussion in which artists and moderator will discuss contemporary artists whose works focus on the passage of time and relationship with viewer. Artists will comment based on their own works which challenge the common ways in which institutions present and collect these untraditional art objects.

TANIA BRUGUERA, (Chicago, Paris, Havana) interdisciplinary artist, founder/director of Arte de 
CLAIRE FONTAINE, (Paris) collective artist
TINO SEHGAL, (Berlin) artist

BREAK 4:15-4:45 PM

4:45-5:15 PM

Dorothea von Hantelmann, (Berlin) Art Historian, 
Frazer Ward, (Northampton, MA) Assistant Professor, Contemporary Art and Architecture, 
Department of Art, Smith College
Joan Jonas (New York) Artist, Professor of Visual Arts, MIT

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