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/ecm diskurs 33: The Museum Today: Troublemaker


Freitag, 9. März 2018, 19.00 Uhr
Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
Stubenring 3, 1010 Wien, Dachgeschoß SR 3

Vortrag Marcelo Rezende Rresearcher, Critic and Exhibition-Maker, Co-Director ­Archiv der Avantgarden (AdA) Dresden
Moderation Nora Sternfeld Professorin für Kunstwissenschaften/documenta Kunsthochschule Kassel, /ecm-Leitungsteam

If we accept the idea of the museum as a machine to produce questions and problems, in a process to shed light upon the ­cultural, political and social sphere—like a lightning bolt, ­happening in the sky and illuminating for just a few seconds what has been in the dark—, how this structure, the museum, could ­reorient itself to develop a new, revitalized and politically ­meaningful relationship with the past? And why the past, the ­archive, the ethnographic gesture as a way to touch again the ­revolutionary potential of the museological institution? In this lecture, the Germans Alexander Dorner and Walter Benjamin meets the Italo-Brazilian Lina Bo Bardi, and together they send messages from the former times, arguing for the development of a proper methodology to address the present issues by the means of the past.