Daniel Birnbaum’s Chronology: A discussion with Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Daniel Birnbaum’s Chronology: A discussion with Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Konst-ig, Kulturhuset

Gilles Deleuze, age 3, with older brother

August 31, 2006

Daniel Birnbaums Chronology
A discussion with Sven-Olov Wallenstein
Tuesday September 5, 4 pm

Konst-ig, Kulturhuset
3, Sergels torg
Stockholm, Sweden


Daniel Birnbaums Chronology is one of the most discussed books of art criticism to appear in recent time. Although modest in size and highly unsystematic, it has become a productive point of reference and a source of inspiration for critics, curators, and perhaps more surprisinglydancers and choreographers. It has been reviewed extensively across Europe and was recently presented in frieze as a compelling and sophisticated take on the common theme of Deleuzian immanence.

Chronology is an essay about time, phenomenology and beyond. The works of artists such as Stan Douglas, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Doug Aitken, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Tacita Dean, Tobias Rehberger, Pierre Huyghe, and Philippe Parreno are scrutinized as so many attempts to capture the very dialectic of time itself.

Sven-Olov Wallenstein is one of Scandinavias leading philosophers and an authority on the works of Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Martin Heidegger, and Immanual Kant. His writings include books on philosophy, art theory, and the history of architecture. He is the editor-in-chief of Site magazine.

Daniel Birnbaum is Rector of the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, a member of the board of the Institut für Sozialforschung and, since 2004, an associate curator at Stockholms Magasin 3. His Chronology will soon appear in French, German, Italian, and Russian translation.

Lukas & Sternberg,
11 x 17 cm, 115 pp., 1 color ill., paperback
ISBN 0-9745688-3-X

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