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Kunsthaus Graz Universalmuseum Joanneum

Real Value
Spaces between painting and film

Symposium in connection with the exhibitions Warhol Wool Newman. Painting Real and Screening Real. Conner Lockhart Warhol

To round off the twin exhibitions Warhol Wool Newman. Painting Real and Screening Real. Conner Lockhart Warhol, the Kunsthaus Graz invites you to join distinguished American artists Sharon Lockhart and Christopher Wool in taking a look at the pioneering work of their predecessors. The key figure and reference point of this review is Andy Warhol, who revolutionised painting as a medium and also played an important part in the development of film. His artistic output in these two media reflects both Barnett Newman’s approach to the materiality of pictures and the use made of the apparent reality of media images such as is found in Bruce Conner.

The symposium will continue the concept of the exhibitions while pursuing the objective of formulating the subject matter more succinctly, checking out the background terrain and drawing new conclusions from the convergence of the five artists. It will offer a richly faceted exploration of the works shown at the Kunsthaus Graz and also re-examine the mutual cross-references between painting and film that were evident in the exhibition rooms. Similarities and contrasts in content and formal idiom in the five oeuvres will be looked at in a variety of different ways. These will range from art-historical analysis to consideration of the historical and political background.

Participants, among others:

Sharon Lockhart (artist)

Lynne Cooke (Curator; Dia Art Foundation, New York und Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid)

Douglas Crimp (Professor of Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies; University of Rochester, NY)

Donna De Salvo (Chief Curator & Associate Director for Programs; Whitney Museum of American Art)

Christian Höller (Editor and co-publisher of the magazine Springerin – Hefte für Gegenwartskunst, Vienna)

Hans Dieter Huber (Professor of the History of Present-Day Art, Aesthetics and the Theory of Art; Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart)

Elke Krasny (Cultural theorist, curator; teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna)

Chus Martínez (Curator; MACBA – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Ferdinand Schmatz (Writer; teaches at the University of Applied Art, Vienna)

Gabriel Ramin Schor (Art Historian; University of Art, Linz)

Marc Siegel (Research Fellow, Cultures of Performativity; Free University Berlin)

Robert Storr (Professor of Painting/Printmaking, Dean of the Yale University School of Art))

Ian White (Adjunct film curator; Whitechapel, London; writer and artist)

Programme

Friday, 8th January 2010

7 pm
Welcome by Peter Pakesch
Keynote by Douglas Crimp: Andy Warhol Films the Most Beautiful Man in the World

Saturday, 9th January 2010

Session 1: Film

10:00 – 10:30 am
Welcome and introduction by the moderator Christian Höller

10:30 –11:15 am
Talk by Chus Martínez: Imagination as the Source of Thinking: First Way: Radiant Ignition. Second Way: Rarity. Third Way: Addition and Subtraction. Fourth Way: Stretching, Folding, and Tilting. Fifth Way: Floral Supposition

11:15-12:00 am
Talk by Elke Krasny: Staging Time. Conner Lockhart Warhol

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Panel and discussion with Sharon Lockhart, Lynne Cooke, Ian White, Marc Siegel, and the lecturers

1:00 – 2:30 pm
Lunch break

Session 2: Painting

2:30 – 2:45 pm
Introduction by the moderator Donna De Salvo

2:45 – 3:30 pm
Talk by Hans Dieter Huber: “If you look at something long enough, the meaning goes away.”

On the superficiality in the oeuvre of Andy Warhol

3:30-4:15 pm
Talk by Gabriel Ramin Schor: Barney and Andy, Time and Space, Presence and Absence

4:15 – 4:30 pm
Coffee break

4:30 – 5:15 pm
Talk by Robert Storr

5:15 – 6:00 pm
Panel and discussion with Ferdinand Schmatz and the lecturers

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