Beyond the Magiciens
Fondation Gulbenkian - Délégation en France
Friday February 6, 2015

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Fondation Gulbenkian
11am – 6pm

Joaquin Barriendos (art theorist), Jérôme David (literary theorist), Pedro Lasch (artist), Jean-Claude Moineau* (art theorist), Camille de Toledo (writer, artist), Nicolas Vieillescazes (philosopher)

At 11 am
The morning talks will come back on what we call the “Magiciens effect”, opening with a testimonial against the global space of art. Dedicated to analyzing and challenging the current geography of art, the exchange will act as a prelude to a prospective and propositional moment.

Aliocha Imhoff & Kantuta Quiros (curators, theorists)
Joaquin Barriendos (art theorist)
Aesthetic Diplomacy. Can the Subaltern Geographies of Art Speak?
Vincent Normand (writers, curator)
The Magic Circle: the Expanded Field and Anthropological Positivism
Emmanuelle Chérel (art historian)
Revisiting the paradigms of art history
John Peffer (art theorist)
Communiqué from a possible future where Magiciens never happened

At 2 pm
Between totality and fragmentation
In the wake of the fragmented narratives and the possible art histories that proliferated under decolonial and postcolonial studies, new totalizing narratives are emerging today: from global art history to Bruno Latour’s concept of the Anthropocene and the pragmatic universal (now largely mobilized by the art world) or, prior to that, Fredric Jameson’s appeal to recreate totality. The afternoon will be devoted to examining this dichotomy, this paradox that innervate the global art space, and to putting forth ideas for an alternative geography of art.

Jean-Claude Moineau* (art theorist)
The quarrel of universalism
Boaventura de Sousa Santos (sociologist)
Nicolas Vieillescazes (philosopher)
Totalization as imperative
Romain Bertrand (historian)
Sortir de la zone-contact. Esquisses d’une “histoire connectée” des mondes de l’art
Lionel Ruffel (literary theorist)
Brouhaha. Worlds of the Contemporary
Pascale Casanova (literary theorist)
Jérôme David (literary theorist)
L’arbitrage des mondialités
Ida Soulard (art historian)
Tératologies féministes

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