21.06.2017 - Vorträge des IfK: "Performative Monuments", Prof. Dr. Mechtild Widrich (SAIC Chicago)
Prof. Dr. Mechtid Widrich (SAIC Chicago): Performative Monuments
21. Juni 2017, 6 c.t.
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Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt
In the twenty-first century, performance and the monument, once seen as antipodes, have developed into intertwined artistic practices transversing a variety of traditional and new media. Institutions have taken up the challenge, staging and curating performances and events, inviting artists to engage with, critique, or construct cultural heritage. I will look at recent instances of performative engagement with history, paying particular attention to issues of economics (monument tourism), the environment (the role of nature as memorial and its precarious status in urban and rural civilization), activism, and political representation.