Timing – On The Temporal Dimension of Exhibiting (Leipzig, 19-20 Jan 2012)

Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig / HGB Leipzig, January 19 - 21, 2012

Processuality and performativity, and more recently even dramaturgy and choreography, are often mentioned in analyses of exhibitions and other artistic and curatorial formats. Still, space remains the main category of reference, the temporal dimension of exhibiting has yet to be researched in any depth. This is all the more surprising if one considers that current discussion on the subject focuses in particular on the ways exhibition practice has changed over the past 20 years in the wider context of cultural and economic globalization—a context closely linked to notions of acceleration, processuality, action orientation and mobility. In this light, the exhibition appears as a trans-disciplinary and trans-cultural space, as a public and social sphere. It manifests itself as a set of spatio-temporal relations, a medium that is already time-based by its very nature: as a form of presentation that is of a specified duration and as an event bringing together different actors—from the exhibits to the artists and curators through to the audience and the institution. It is clear, then, that key aesthetic, social and economic issues of the early 21st century run through the field framed by the axes of exhibiting and the temporal. In this light, the conference "TIMING. On the Temporal Dimension of Exhibiting" aims to examine the cultural and societal implications, potential and prospects of the specific aspects of exhibiting that are shaped by time—the processes,rhythms, and dynamics involved with art and culture becoming public.

Thursday, January 19, 2012
4:00–4:30 Welcome / Introduction
4:30–5:30 Gregor Stemmrich
On the Presentationality of Art in Artistic and Curatorial Practice
5:30–6:30 Claire Bishop
Performative Exhibitions: The Problem of Open-Endedness
7:00–8:00 Philippe Parreno
Facteur Temps / The Time Factor

Friday, January 20, 2012
10:00–11:00 Bassam el Baroni
The Past, Curating and Knowledge
11:00–12:00 Bennett Simpson
Now and Then
12:30–1:30 Maria Muhle
The Actuality of Re-enactment
Lunch Break
3:00–4:00 Hartmut Rosa
Oases of Deceleration or High-Speed Events? Social Acceleration and the Temporality of Exhibitions
4:00 –5:00 Kerstin Stakemeier
Art as Labour: Exhibiting Socially (Un)necessary Labour Time
5:30–6:30 Sabine Breitwieser
Performance as a Collective Practice Without Curator
7:00 Grand Openings Return of the Blogs
Filmscreening with Jutta Koether (Grand Openings) and Loretta Fahrenholz (filmmaker)

Saturday, January 21, 2012
10:00–11:00 Adrian Heathfield
Persistent Excess: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Duration
11:00–12:00 Barbara Clausen
Parallel Times – Whether One’s Own or That of Others
12:30–1:30 Pierre Bal-Blanc
Discontinuing a Continuous, Continuity Into the Discontinuous
1:30–2:30 Nikolaus Hirsch
Plans Are Nothing – Planning Is Everything

Concept: Beatrice von Bismarck, Rike Frank, Jörn Schafaff and Thomas Weski

Graphic Design: Felix Holler

Cultures of the Curatorial and Studio International
Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
Wächterstraße 11
D– 04107 Leipzig

Funded by: VolkswagenStiftung, Hannover; Michael & Susanne Liebelt-Stiftung, Hamburg; Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, Wien

CONF: Timing – On The Temporal Dimension of Exhibiting (Leipzig, 19-20 Jan 2012). In: ArtHist.net, Jan 7, 2012 (accessed Aug 13, 2020), <https://arthist.net/archive/2500>.

Contributor: Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer

Contribution published: Jan 7, 2012

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