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Launch Conceptual Art

5 june 2019 by WIELS, Brussels

What: Launch
Where: WIELS Auditorium, Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Vorst, Belgium
When: 5 juni 2019, aanvang 19.00 uur
With: Nathalie Zonnenberg
Organized by: WIELS en Curatorial Studies, KASK, Ghent
Language: English
Admission: free, please register here

Author Nathalie Zonnenberg, curator Marja Bloem, and artist Yuki Okumura, will discuss the paradoxes and challenges exhibiting conceptual art. The fact that conceptual artworks are not object-based creates challenges in exhibiting or re-exhibiting them. What are these challenges, and how can we deal with them? The conversation will take place in the context of the exhibition ‘Mario García Torres: Illusion Brought Me Here’ and will be moderated by WIELS curator Caroline Dumalin.

Conceptual Art in a Curatorial Perspective: Between Dematerialization and Documentation
focuses on the curatorial practice of exhibiting conceptual art. This book looks at the challenges and paradoxes in exhibiting this ‘dematerialized’ art and offers different perspectives on how to deal with them, through historical analysis and three detailed case studies.