Considering "New Directions in Museum Ethics" Graduate Student Conference
Materiality, Immateriality and Authorship
AAM and ICOM codes amend themselves at Sisyphean rates, redefining and standardizing as the rest of the world diversifies, rejects judgment and avoids materiality. Though these valuable regulators keep museums in check, post-colonialism and the remediation of information require control sharing, not tightening. New codes must be broad and provisional. Allowances should favor authenticity that is in the service of meaning, ownership that is contingent on public access and authority that is never absolute. Habits to the contrary may be deeply ingrained in institutional structures, but global movements toward dissolving information barriers, dematerializing art forms and decentralizing localities break too many rules to keep enforcing.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Artist Lecture: Robert Lazzarini
7pm - 9pm November 20, 2009
Art Comments is delighted to announce that Robert Lazzarini, a contemporary artist based in New York, and whose work was recently featured at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in a solo exhibition this past summer, will present a lecture focusing on his new work at the School of Visual Arts this Friday.
Robert Lazzarini's practice comprises the distortion and activation of both space and objects, which subvert normative perspective, Cartesian notions of perception and time, often through the vehicle of meticulously fabricated objects and carefully activated environments. Not surprisingly, The New York Times recently wrote, "one of America’s most exciting young artists." Robert Lazzarini will give a presentation based on his work, followed by a conversation with Peter Duhon (Director of programming, ATOA, and Director of Art Comments), and Q&A with audience.
The School of Visual Arts (SVA), 209 East 23rd Street, NYC, in the Amphitheater
$7 General Public
$3 Artists and students, Free for SVA students and faculty
Discussion is organized by the New York based non-profit Artists Talk On Art. Art Comments is a signifying, discursive practice that functions internationally as an apparatus within the realm commonly referred to as the contemporary art world.