The programme of Now is the Time consists of a series of lectures and debates dedicated to urgent social and art-specific themes such as 9/11, Romanticism, Globalisation, Design, Belief, Media and New Canon.
Across seven evenings, international and national renowned art historians, curators and critics including W.J.T. Mitchell, Boris Groys, Terry Eagleton, Kaja Silverman, Julian Stallabrass, Hou Hanru, Ruth Noack and Rick Poynor, will consider topical questions such as: What is the impact of 9/11? How will advancing globalisation affect the art world and the arts? What is the polarizing effect of religion? These themes, defined by social and political developments, are juxtaposed with art related subjects like the search for a new canon, the return of Romanticism, the ideals of design and the status of the artwork in what is referred to as the post-medium condition.
Now is the Time: Art & Theory in the 21st Century
Friday 3 October 2008
With Kaja Silverman (VS) and Laura U. Marks (CAN)
Tuesday 28 October 2008
With W.J.T. Mitchell (VS) and Sean Snyder (VS/DU)
Tuesday 11 November 2008
With Julian Stallabrass (GB) and Hou Hanru (China/F/VS)
Thursday 27 November 2008
With Rick Poynor (GB) and Camiel van Winkel (NL)
Thursday 11 December 2008
With Robert Nelson (VS) and Ruth Noack (A)
Thursday 15 January 2009
With Terry Eagleton (GB/Irl) and Boris Groys (DU)
Thursday 29 January 2009
With Jos de Mul (NL) and Jörg Heiser (DU)
The lectures will be held in this coming Fall/Winter in the Auditorium of the University of Amsterdam (The Oude Lutherse Kerk on the Spui).
Lecture hours: 20.00 – 22.30
Door open at: 19.30
Entrance: € 7,50 per evening.
A passe-partout is available for € 40.
A passe-partout for 4 evenings of your choice is also available for € 25.
For more information, special rates and reservations: www.nowisthetime.nl
Now is the Time: Art & Theory in the 21st Century is organised by Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, artist initiative W139, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and art magazine Metropolis M.
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