UN COUP DE DÉS
Writing Turned Image. An Alphabet of Pensive Language

Accompanying Program

Friday 19 September 2008, 7 p.m.

Writing in Monochrome:
The Contemporary Art of Stéphane Mallarmé
Ian Wallace, Artist
Lecture

Thursday 2 October 2008, 7 p.m.
Curatorial Tour
Sabine Folie
, Director Generali Foundation

Saturday 4 October 2008, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Lange Nacht der Museen
Art Info 6.30 to 10.30 p.m.

Thursday 9 October 2008, 7 p.m.
Wien in Berlin

Dominik Steiger, Artist
Slideshow with comments

Thursday 6 November 2008, 7 p.m.
A Non-Event
Michael Newman, Art Historian
Lecture in English

Michael Newman will talk about the relation of the trace and decision to the event. Where decision is concerned, he will argue that it is essential to the event that it be "undecidable" --that an event could always also be a non-event. Also, where the traces of the event are concerned, the relation to an event always has a retroactive (nachträglich) structure. It is only afterwards that the event can be related to the situation in which it has taken place. To illustrate this thesis he will look at some artworks, in particular by Joëlle Tuerlinckx.

Michael Newman teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is Professor of Art Writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has written extensively on contemporary art, including the books "Richard Prince: Untitled (couple)" (2006) and "Jeff Wall" (2007), as well as essays on Alfred Jensen, Hanne Darboven and Joëlle Tuerlinckx. Co-editor of "Re-Writing Conceptual Art" (1999). Curated exhibitions, including "Tacita Dean" for the Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (2000).

Thursday 20 November 2008, 6.30 p.m.
Un coup de dés. Writing Turned Image

Ulrike Grossarth, Artist, Berlin/Dresden
Gabriele Mackert, Free Curator, Author, Bamberg
Dirk Snauwaert, Director WIELS, Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels
Sabine Folie, Director Generali Foundation (Moderation)
Panel Discussion in German

"Es ist tatsächlich sicher, dass der Kommentar über die Kunst den Schwankungen der Ökonomie folgt. Es erscheint uns zweifelhaft, dass dieser Kommentar politisch sein könnte." (Marcel Broodthaers)

In dieser Gesprächsrunde soll erörtert werden, welche Analyseinstrumente und Rhetoriken poetischer Natur den KünstlerInnen der Ausstellung "Un coup de dés. Bild gewordene Schrift" zur Verfügung stehen, um den Fragen der Krise der Repräsentation, der Autorschaft, des Kunstwerks im Geflecht der Kulturindustrie und der Institutionen abendländischer Wissensproduktion beizukommen.

This event is part of viennaartweek 08