Brussels - The Comité van Roosendaal presents: Institutional Attitudes17/03/2010
Institutional Attitudes looks at a founding premise of the Comité van Roosendaal: the shared conviction that contemporary art institutions may be an important voice in society. Within this premise, key questions include: What kind of contemporary society must be envisioned, given the recent economic crisis and the ecological state of emergency? How can existing art institutions adjust to these paradigm shifts? In full confidence that institutions are not only products of their society, but also constitute active agents capable of shaping society in return, what novel public potential exists for the art institution? These research questions are stimulated by recent proposals engaging with notions of commons and of the commonwealth, such as Italian philosopher Paolo Virno's call to consider a non-representative democracy that might be expressed through "a galaxy of foundations, a network of institutes."
The Comité van Roosendaal has invited a range of esteemed art professionals and academics, as well as public figures from outside the art world, to critically evaluate recent events and sketch scenarios for the near future and beyond, in a program of three chapters: Institutional Domains, Beyond Criticality and Dismeasurement and Public Responsibility.
With Zdenka Badovinac, Bart De Baere, Miroslaw Balka, Bassam El Baroni, Manu Claeys, Ann Demeester, Charles Esche, Alex Farquharson, , Anselm Franke, Pascal Gielen, Ann Goldstein, Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, Marc Jacobs, Nataša Ilić, Marta Kuzma, Maurizio Lazzarato, Dieter Lesage, Vanessa Joan Müller, Julia Moritz, Dieter Roelstraete, Irit Rogoff, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Simon Sheikh, Frans Timmermans and Michael Turner
Time: 24 April, 3 - 6.45 pm & 25 april, 10.30 am - 6.30 pm
Location: De Beursschouwburg, Auguste Ortsstraat 20 - 28, Brussels www.beursschouwburg.be
Language: All talks will be held in English, with the exception of the lecture by Maurizio Lazzarato, which will be given in French with English subtitles.
Tickets: €25 (€20 for students). Bookings are exclusively managed by the Comité van Roosendaal via the website. Only ticket holders that have paid in advance will be guaranteed a seat. Tickets can be picked up an hour before the beginning of the program: Saturday 24 April, 02:00 - 03:00 P.M. and Sunday 25 April, 09.30 - 10.30 A.M.