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Josef Albers, Study for Equal and Unequal, 1939. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation (1976.1.1059). © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation; Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Bild-Kunst, Germany. 

8.1.2013 Les Mardis de l’Art

Les Mardis de l'Art - Reconstructing the White Cube

Lecture by Camiel van Winkel.

The permanent reinvention of the figure of the artist, oscillating between autonomy and heteronomy, takes place against the background of a stable and unchanging presence, a structure that facilitates this Brechtian role-play: the white cube. Van Winkel will argue that the white cube does not deserve its bad reputation, and that it is especially relevant today. His case is supported by an exhibition he recently curated, based on an essay by the German philosopher Theodor W. Adorno: Valéry Proust Museum / White Cube Fever (Mu.ZEE, Oostende).

Camiel van Winkel writes on contemporary art and occasionally curates exhibitions. Based in Amsterdam, he teaches art theory and art philosophy at Sint-Lukas University College of Art and Design in Brussels. He is advisor at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. He is the author of Moderne leegte. Over kunst en openbaarheid (1999), The Regime of Visibility (2005) and De mythe van het kunstenaarschap (2007). His latest book, based on his PhD dissertation, is titled During the Exhibition the Gallery Will Be Closed. Contemporary Art and the Paradoxes of Conceptualism (Valiz, 2012).

Lecture at 6.30 p.m. Free entrance.

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Josef Albers, Study for Equal and Unequal, 1939. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation (1976.1.1059). © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation; Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Bild-Kunst, Germany.