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Defragmentation: Evening Conversations
The Concert as Medium of Critique

Wed 18 July 2018, 17.00 – 18.00
Schader-Forum (Basement: Lecture Hall)

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With Jérôme Glicenstein, Dorothee Richter and Martin Tröndle
Moderation: Björn Gottstein

Art historian Boris Groys once affirmed that by placing an object as mundane as an urinoir in a vitrine, Marcel Duchamp revealed “context” to the artworld. The notion has haunted artistic production and reception ever since, influencing markedly the work of Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Mauricio Kagel and later that of Andrea Fraser, Tino Sehgal and others. ­Differently than in the visual arts, the concert as format has only rarely been problematised by artists and musicians.

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