Is there a form of attitude, or logic, that is intrinsic to artistic thinking? And if so, what is the role of contradiction in formulating an artistic model of thought? These considerations are at the core of a two-day symposium with Abel Auer, Marc Matter, Birgit Megerle and Elena Poulou at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.
Taking the form of open and closed formats, the discussions and presentations are happening in dialogue with an avant-garde legacy of artistic making, and more specifically a channeling and subversion of the thought-form of Marcel Duchamp. A tuning into also the more ambivalent facets of his work, including the potential of simultaneous affirmation and negation, the distrust of language, and the call to introduce one’s own system of measurement.
Moderated by Fatima Hellberg, Michael Hiltbrunner and Susanne M.I. Kaufmann.
At 5.30pm there will be a guided tour through the exhibition Marcel Duchamp. 100 Fragen. 100 Antworten.
The event is a collaboration between Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and the Institute for Contemporary Art Research of the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.
Image: John Cage, ‘Music for Marcel Duchamp’, 1947.