What formal conditions does the idea of an ‘art of the contemporary’, as a historical practice, critically impose on art today? This lecture will address this question via the relationship between narrative, image and information at the point of overlap between fictional and historical discourse. It will take as its point of reference some recent film works by Akram Zaatari.
Peter Osborne is Professor of Modern European Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University London, and an editor of the British journal Radical Philosophy.
His books include: The Politics of Time: Modernity and Avant-Garde (1995; 2011), Philosophy in Cultural Theory (2000), Conceptual Art (2002), Marx (2005), El arte más allá de la estética: Ensayos filosóficos sobre el arte contemporáneo (CENDEAC, Murcia, 2010), and most recently, Anywhere or Not at All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art (Verso, 2013).
Catalogue essays include contributions to Manifesta 5, Tate Modern, Biennale of Sydney, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, Office of Contemporary Art Norway, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design Oslo, CGAC in Santiago de Compostela, and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León.
Other recent publications include: two essays in Gerhard Richter: Fotographie und Malerei – Malerei als Fotographie: Acht Texte zu Gerhard Richters Medienstrategie: Schriften des Gerhard Richter Archive Dresden, Band 8, Walter König, Cologne, 2011; The State of Things (co-ed. with Marta Kuzma and Pablo Lafuentes), Walter Koenig/OCA, Cologne/Oslo, 2012 – lectures from the Norwegian representation at the Venice Biennale 2011, of which he was a co-curator – and Spheres of Action: Art and Politics (co-ed. with Éric Alliez), Tate Publishing, London, 2013.
Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.