Friday, Dec 1, 2023, 9 am
What do we actually mean when we talk about the canon in modern art? Why are certain artistic positions considered a matter of course while other works fall out of view? The documenta exhibitions have actively contributed to the canonization process, promoted careers in the exhibition industry, influenced the acquisition policies of public collections, but also contributed to the marginalization of individual biographies or artistic groups.
The conference “IN | OUT” is dedicated to the complex mechanisms of selection in the context of the first documenta (1955). Curatorial decision-making processes, art-theoretical decisions, individual assessments of quality and personal networks, as well as economic interests and constraints will be discussed. At the same time, it is important to question the methodological and social relevance of the concept of canon.
Registration is not required.
Further information and the conference program can be found on the documenta archiv website.