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Datum | 10.12.2009, 18.00 h
Ort | Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Hauptgebäude, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Wien, M13a

Vortrag veranstaltet vom Institut für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften im Rahmen der Vorlesung „Kunst der Moderne“ von Sabeth Buchmann.


In this lecture, I will present a theoretical and historical framework for understanding "style" not as an art historical tool or method of explanation but as a social site, in which the relations between appearance and social identity are negotiated. This framework is crucial in order to discuss and assess the new configurations and strategies of social engagement in recent art, but it may also open onto alternative ways of understanding the operations and actions of the 20th Century avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements. Ultimately, however, this framework may contribute to a more fundamental questioning of the ways in which we frame  "the social" in art and art criticism.