The Berlin-based art historian and author of How to Do Things with Art – The Meaning of Art’s Performativity, Dorothea von Hantelmann, gives a lecture and. Dorothea von Hantelmann “Why exhibitions became a modern ritual (and what they tell us about the society in which they take place)”. Dorothea von Hantelmann – Notizen zur Ausstellung. How can it be that the Artistic Director of the dOCUMENTA (13) can talk about a certain kind of.

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It recognizes the productive, reality-producing dimension of artworks and brings them into the discourse. He introduces a dimension of experience that does not exclude meaning, language, critique, and history but gives these categories a concrete form as a necessary basis for all dorothhea.

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Looking back, she no longer considered Minimal Art to be the seedbed of a richer form of art experience dorothhea rather saw it as having paved the way for its own depletion. Enter the name of the organizer: Joint volunteer work Close. These changes, which were induced by Minimalist aesthetics and its phenomenological model of experience, which conceptual art later replaced with a semiotic model of experience, led to a paradigmatic reconception of both the notion of the object and the idea of the viewing subject that became essential to a generation of artists working in the s.

For what in the final instance is bereft of content is, Krauss suggests, the historical dimension of the art experience or, more specifically, a dimension that references the historical. The emerging affluent society might still celebrate its new wealth—as they say, more is more—but for the individual in the advanced affluent society, aesthetic criteria, such as quality and intensity of experience, have become a main point of orientation.

Provide feedback about this page. And what characterized the rising bourgeois culture, in opposition to the preceding aristocratic and court cultures, was the attachment of the individual to the material object. What kind of values, conventions, ideologies, and meanings are inscribed into this situation? Second, by alluding to a specific historical event and by employing and reflecting on the specific dissecting and shocklike abilities of the filmic medium, he focuses attention on the transformations that emerge, through the course of history, in the structure of experience itself.

Also available as e-book: He argued that in certain cases something that was said produced an effect beyond the realm of language. Used as a label to categorize a certain group of contemporary artworks, however, it makes little sense. It stages, prescribes and programmes the body as well as the mind. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Rather than proceeding toward a climax, the sequence of images presents a continuous repetitive loop.


The investigation of perception and phenomenological experience—even the exploration of art as an inquiry into the nature of thought and experience—became the core of his interventions. Or we can, and this is a more sociological and anthropological approach, see them as institutions that derive their social function from the fact that they carry specific values and concepts into society.

In this new social order, cultural refinement and economic production entered a kind of dialectical relationship. Rather, it involves outlining a specific level of the production of meaning that basically exists in every artwork, although it is not always consciously shaped or dealt with, namely, its reality-producing dimension. If there were five pairs of eyes directed at them, the visitors would be subjected to a completely different kind of power.

He gave up studio art and started creating works that responded to specific situations. He started integrating experiential relationships into the architectural environment, but he also designed gardens and took on landscape projects.

Dorothea von Hantelmann – How to Do Things with Art –

Minimal Art—albeit not in factual terms as with happenings or Fluxus events but in regard to its underlying conception—indeed does not fit into the customary model of history used in museums.

There are, however, two misconceptions inherent in this critique.

The rematch a year later, awaited with great excitement, was to go down in dorthea history as one of the most spectacular fights of its time. Her publications include How to Do Things with Art: Art institutions are deeply connected to core socio-economic parameters of their time, which they symbolically cultivate and ritually enact. Only 1 left in stock – order soon.

Public Lecture by Dorothea von Hantelmann/ The Curatorial Course

People have to learn how to relate to their living context in a mode of selection—and their selection criteria are no longer primarily purpose-oriented—that is, driven by necessity—but are also, and increasingly, aesthetic.

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Today any artwork that in some formal, thematic, or structural way alludes to ideas of embodiment, enactment, staging, or theater is called performative. How do we want to live?

In this sense, a specific methodological orientation goes along with the performative, creating a different perspective on what produces meaning in an artwork. The body is therefore conceived as material, as a bearer of meaning and, simultaneously, as a psychophysiological being. The poor quality of the documentary material, the interference, and the disjointed movements of the figures indicate that the footage is vintage. In Museum Bodiesthe scholar Helen Rees Leahy describes how walking, talking, reading, looking and being looked at have constituted a repertoire of bodily techniques.


They address a subject for whom looking is as much the body as the eyes, a subject whose body engages in an active encounter with the physical world. The model of performativity that the author argues for, points toward these fundamental levels of meaning production, putting the conventions of art production, presentation, and historical persistence into focus, showing how these conventions are co-produced by any artwork, and proposing that it is precisely this dependency on conventions that opens up the possibility of changing them.

For the first time in the history of Western civilizations, material needs were covered for a majority of the population, a novelty that the British economist John Maynard Keynes had predicted in the s and that John Kenneth Galbraith documented in the mids.

Public Lecture by Dorothea von Hantelmann/ The Curatorial Course

The work with and on the self presupposes an engagement with outer projects or content in the same way that such an engagement dofothea projects or content also implies or leads to work on oneself. Although I am aware that a new notion will cause new problems, I want to suggest the experiential turn as a term that dorothew be more appropriate and useful to describe these ongoing tendencies in contemporary art.

My lecture both explores and demonstrates certain aspects of this second perspective. How can a phenomenological model of experience, as outlined at the beginning of this essay, and a semiological model of experience be connected?

It is important, however, to understand this as dororhea gradual project in a historical perspective. Presented artefacts merely act as a cultural resource, which is utilised as a tool or prop for physical and mental practices that aim to induct the visitor into an improving relationship to the self.

On Performativity

In the past ten to fifteen years the word performative has advanced from a theoretical term used by a few linguistic philosophers to a key rubric within the dorothra of contemporary art and aesthetics. What Schulze refers to is the transition from societies of lack to those of affluence, a process that became apparent in North America in the s and in Western Europe in the s. He thus determines experience in two ways.