Organzided by Kathrin Beer (etc – expanding the contemporary) & Kunsthalle Zürich
At schwarzescafé by LUMA Westbau
With lectures by: Dr. Nanni Baltzer (Universität Zürich), Pedro Barateiro (Künstler / Artist), Dr. Andy Blätter (Schaulager Basel), Peter Downsbrough (Künstler / Artist), Prof. Dr. Malin Hedlin Hayden (Stockholm University), Dr. Dora Imhof (ETH Zürich), Simon Lamunière (Genf), Prof. Dr. Gerrie van Noord, Birkbeck (University of London), Hans Op de Beeck (Künstler / Artist), Prof. Dr. Yvonne Spielmann (Berlin), Prof. Dr. Alexander Streitberger, (Université Catholique de Louvainté), and Prof. Dr. Helen Westgeest (Leiden University)
‘Photography takes an instant out of time. Altering life by holding still’
Kunsthalle Zürich and the art- and research project etc | expanding the contemporary proudly invites you to ON LOOKING IV, a new chapter of our ongoing investigation into the relationship between the medium of photography, video, film - the moving image in contemporary art.
The etc symposium series ON LOOKING is an interdisciplinary platform bringing together an international group of artists, researchers and art historians to promote a dialogue and exchange on an international scale. The symposium offers space to present artist statements and to discuss current issues such as research, curatorial criteria, questions of art theory and aesthetics, and visual media in order to discover and define new avenues in the interactions between science and artistic practices.
„All art is experimental or it isn’t art. Art is research“
The photographic moment between “narrativity and stasis” (George Baker, 2008) was the focus of the etc symposium ON LOOKING III, Transformations of the Moment | The Photographic View in Contemporary Art (2015). By transferring Rosalind Krauss’ term “expanded field” onto the medium of photography, an exciting discourse opened up new aspects. The focus shifted from the isolated, frozen moment to the relationship between the still image and the series, as well as the moving image.
The symposium ON LOOKING IV, The Moving Image | Photographic Views in Contemporary Art (2017), takes on this dynamic by placing video art at the centre of discussion. This conference serves to investigate the moving image, the “projected image” (Rosalind Krauss, 1976), the “reflexive medium” (Yvonne Spielmann, 2005), as well as the photographic views in contemporary art.