M, B, and the New Alphabet: Marcel Broodthaers’ Forecast for the Future

Date

From 12 October 2018

Schedule

19:30–21:00

Place

Garage Auditorium
M, B, and the New Alphabet: Marcel Broodthaers’ Forecast for the FutureM, B, and the New Alphabet: Marcel Broodthaers’ Forecast for the Future

DESCRIPTION

Marcel Broodthaers was a time traveler. According to him, the nineteenth century was more interesting than the twentieth.

Thus, in 1968 he opened his fictitious Museum of Modern Art, Department of Eagles, with a 19th-Century Section. How does the present relate to the past according to Broodthaers? In this lecture the audience will follow the complex temporalities in the artist’s work. Finally Michal Ron will unravel Broodthaers' anticipations of the future, as they are fulfilled in our twenty-first-century art world.

ABOUT THE LECTURER

Michal B. Ron is an art historian and theoretician specializing in contemporary art. She successfully defended her PhD dissertation at the department of Art History of the Freie Universität Berlin, and is currently working on the publication of History in the Room of the Parrot, a monograph about the modes of temporality in the work of Marcel Broodthaers. Ron taught at Humboldt University and the UdK Berlin, and is a contributor for all-over and Tohu art magazines.

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission with advance registration.

The lecture will be held in English with interpreting into Russian.

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