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Paul Ramirez Jonas Talk

When Apr 23, 2014
from 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Where Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum
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Art Is a Problem | Joshua Decter, John Miller, Chelsea Haines, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Ruba Katrib | An Art Book Series Event

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6 - 8 p.m.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Map and directions)
Fully accessible to wheelchairs

First come, first served
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m.

In this event Joshua Decter is joined in a discussion by the book’s editor, artist and writer John Miller, writer and curator Chelsea Haines, artist Paul Ramírez Jonas, and curator Ruba Katrib.

In New York-based writer, curator and art historian Joshua Decter’s new book, Art Is a Problem: Selected Criticism, Essays, Interviews and Curatorial Projects (1986-2012), the author examines contemporary art in relation to its various ideological, public, discursive, and social contexts. The book encompasses seven chapters:Institutional Critique® and its Discontents; Aporia (art as politics, the politics of art); Everything is Social (Platforms, Participations, Publics, Constituencies, Networks, Spaces, Sites, Situations, Collaborations, Cooperations, Conflicts, Interventions…); Convoluted Cities; The (Un)De-definition of Art; What Do We Want from Exhibitions?; On the Curatorial Road. Decter examines art’s paradoxical condition: art problematizes, and is intrinsically a problem. From this standpoint, he analyzes art’s definitions, functions, ethical entanglements, societal aspirations, and cultural contradictions.