Abstraction and the Classical Avant Garde
Wednesday 25.1 at 18:30
The first of four lectures in the series Abstract Art Now and Then, Here and There on the topic of abstract art. In collaboration with ABF. Lecture by Maria Lind, director of Tensta konsthall and curator of the current exhibitionAbstract Possible The Stockholm Synergies.
Contemporary Art and its Commercial Markets: A Report on Current Conditions and Future Scenarios
Tensta Träff, Hagstråket 13, Tensta
Saturday 28.1 at 14:00
Contemporary Art and its Commercial Markets is a symposium on the occasion of a report with the same title, exploring a number of interrelated institutional developments in the last decades which have had a significant impact on the way art is marketed and perceived by its audiences. The rise of the art fair, the internet and the increased competition of auction houses on the contemporary market both reflect and further propel the globalization and commercialization of the art world; the latter much to the dismay of numerous artists and critics who claim that commerce has an uneasy relationship with art production and perception. Participants include Noah Horowitz, Andrea Phillips, Olav Velthuis and Thea Westreich.
A Guiding Light
Liam Gillick/Anton Vidokle
Cinema Zita, Birger Jarlsgatan 37, Stockholm
Sunday 29.1 at 13:00
A Guiding Light, a film by Liam Gillick/Anton Vidokle, takes as its starting point a manifesto written by Gao Shiming, the Executive Curator of the latest Shanghai Biennial. The manifesto is an attack on the art system and its limiting monoculture and artists Gillick and Vidokle have responded by inviting a handful of emerging artists, curators and critics to interpret and extrapolate from the text itself. The 22-minute long film hovers between cultural criticism and soap, borrowing its title from the longest running soap opera on American television.
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