Max Wasserman Forum Parody, Politics and Performativity

March 13, 2010

MIT List Visual Arts Center
20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15
Cambridge, MA 02139

Max Wasserman Forum 2010

Parody, Politics and Performativity

Moderator: Jens Hoffmann

Speakers:

·       Tania Bruguera 

·       Claire Fontaine 

·       Tino Sehgal

·       Joan Jonas 

·       Dorothea von Hantelmann

·       Frazer Ward

Concept: The 2010 Wasserman Forum will examine a variety of artistic practices in which the passage of time and the relationship to the viewer are significant. Unlike traditional art objects that are characterized by a physical permanence, many of the works created by the panel participants question and undermine, often in humorous ways, the common forms of how institutions present, collect, and display most art today.

  • Tania Bruguera, General Strike, 2010. Demystified church, water painting, paintbrushes, scaffolding, audience participation, images used in political propaganda, projector, news on the General Strike, brick in a showcase, spray on canvas. 82’4”x 49’7”x65’.