Discourse

Theresa Brüheim: Dunkelheit ist die Leinwand des Lichts

Interview mit Bettina Pelz
Politik & Kultur. Zeitung des Deutschen Kulturrates 12/19 / 1/20. Seite 26.

Frau Pelz, als Kuratorin ist Ihr Spezialgebiet Licht in Kunst, Design und Architektur. Das ist ein weites Feld – was machen Sie genau?

Wenn wir, in den visuellen Künsten, über Farbe und Form sprechen, über ästhetische Erscheinungsformen und künstlerischen Ausdruck, dann ist Licht eigentlich immer im Spiel. (more…)

Dorothea von Hantelmann: The Experiential Turn

FOUND ON Walker Art Center: On Performativity. Living Collections Catalogue. Volumen 1. Minneaplis/MN.us 2014.

Preparing for my lecture at the SKOPJE LIGHT ART DISTRICT conference on May 31, 2019, I choose to focus on “The Experiential Turn” which is one of the key aspects for artists working with physical light. Based on a different cluster of observations, Berlin-based art historian Dorothea von Hantelmann suggested in 2014 to include “experience” as an artistic medium that has been introduced in artistic research and production since the 1960s.

… A concern with an artwork’s effects on the viewer and with the situation in which it takes place has indeed become a dominant feature of contemporary art since the 1960s. Although I am aware that a new notion will cause new problems, I want to suggest the experiential turn as a term that might be more appropriate and useful to describe these ongoing tendencies in contemporary art.
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