Visual Arts: individual papers II

Jaqueline Berndt (Stockholm University)
Khanh Trinh (Museum Rietberg Zurich)
Visual Arts
Torre B, Piso 5, Auditório 3
Start time:
1 September, 2017 at 14:00
Session slots:

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Stretching from the 1860s to the 1960s, the highly diverse contributions to this panel approach visual art in a way that deviates from the privileged focus on outstanding masters and their self-contained works. Rather, they highlight social relations between creators and viewers, or users, paying attention to mediators such as early photo studios or exhibition organizers. They entwine their interest in artefacts, texts, and practices with an investigation of attitudes, critical reception, and theoretical reflection, for example, by artists. Whereas the first two papers are dedicated to the late 19th century and the 1930s respectively and bring art-sociological issues into play, such as the formation of visual norms, the last two papers foreground postwar phenomena with regards to the “devaluation” of autonomous, master-generated art in favor of an integration of the aesthetic with the processual and collaborative in the case of Tokyo Fluxus, the technical, material, and narrative in the case of Ozu Yasijiro.