The Berlin-based art historian and author of How to Do Things with Art – The Meaning of Art’s Performativity, Dorothea von Hantelmann, gives a lecture and. Dorothea von Hantelmann “Why exhibitions became a modern ritual (and what they tell us about the society in which they take place)”. Dorothea von Hantelmann – Notizen zur Ausstellung. How can it be that the Artistic Director of the dOCUMENTA (13) can talk about a certain kind of.

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Her main fields of research are contemporary art and theory as well as the history and theory of exhibitions. What these works by Coleman and Sehgal exemplify is the difference between artworks that produce an experience which basically any artwork does and artworks that shape experiences. And what characterized the rising bourgeois culture, in opposition to dorothsa preceding aristocratic and court cultures, was the attachment of the individual to the material object.

They still define the sense of life in psychophysical terms.

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Abstract How are experiences shaped in and by specific artworks? The transformation from a society of lack to a society of affluence, according to Schulze, produces a change in the way individuals relate to themselves.

How are experiences shaped in and by specific artworks? Aside from things, the subject finds the theme of itself.

The Experiential Turn — On Performativity — Walker Art Center

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The project is supported by: Looking at art spaces as a series of decisive moments of transformation, I will pose the question if the transformations of our epoch are asking for a new kind of ritual, after that of the exhibition. She also reminds us that the sensorial regime on which museums are built is based on a hierarchy that prioritises seeing hwntelmann a visual nature, and with these the facilities on which modern Western voj and culture is based — ie, reflection and judgement.


Reviewing this phenomenon today, Schulze adopts a more critical tone that incorporates some of the cultural critique of doorothea supposedly narcissistic and individualistic focus on experiences: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Precisely because these objects engender an experience that remains contingent and does not refer to an essentially stable subject, this experience cannot give rise to a cultural context as traditionally represented by the museum.

The shift toward inner goals that Schulze had defined as the main characteristic of contemporary Western societies is now recognized as a vin that does not turn away from the outside but, conversely, presupposes an dorlthea with it. Seen in this perspective, the museum is a fundamentally choreographic endeavour.

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Event calendar Estonian culture guide Culture blog. The artwork is no longer seen as representing a mental, internal space or consciousness. This book attempts to answer this question on a theoretical level, and to indicate, through the analysis of works by James Coleman, Daniel Buren, Jeff Koons, and Tino Sehgal, how artists can create and shape social relevance; in other words, to provide what could be called a pragmatic understanding of art’s societal impact.

Krauss quotes Thomas Krens, then the director of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, a key protagonist in this change, who specifically referred to Minimal Art in explaining these developments: Horizontality, as Yve-Alain Bois and Rosalind Krauss have argued, is the plane of bassesse and thus something decidedly gantelmann.

As long as this order was determined by premises of production and progress, the exhibition was able to be the privileged hanntelmann for ritually performing a subjective encounter with objects.

With the disappearance of feudal bonds, wealth and status were no longer obtained by birthright but were earned through labor and production. I also mean questions about aesthetic judgment, about quality and depth.


First, I look at the issue from an art historical perspective, outlining its birth in certain artistic positions within Minimal Art and drawing a line from them to more recent and present tendencies. The rise of material production as the dominant source of wealth was accompanied by a new ambition to democratize culture, which brought the fields of culture and production closer together. What kind of situation does an artwork produce?

How can experiences be linked to their own historical, contextual, and epistemological origins?

Public Lecture by Dorothea von Hantelmann/ The Curatorial Course

He had to win a second time to keep his title; at the moment of the fight he had his status, yet at the same time he did not. Rather, it involves outlining a specific level of the production of meaning that basically exists in every artwork, although it is not always consciously shaped or dealt with, namely, its reality-producing dimension. In aristocratic culture, objects played a role too, as signs of taste, wealth, and status.

The properties of the mirrored glass cause one side of a pavilion to be either more reflective or more transparent than the other, depending on which receives more light. It does not mean that what is produced is equally distributed or accessible. In early experience society, instrumental thinking conquered the new pattern.

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