event

Close Reading Seth Siegelaub: How Is Art History Made
19 Feb 2016

Time
4 - 5 pm
Language
English
Reservations
Seth Siegelaub & Matthieu Laurette in conversation at Siegelaub's apartment, Amsterdam, 2013. Photo Anneke Hymmen
Seth Siegelaub & Matthieu Laurette in conversation at Siegelaub's apartment, Amsterdam, 2013. Photo Anneke Hymmen

The Stedelijk Museum organizes close-reading groups, spread across four afternoon sessions, on specific subjects related to the exhibition Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art. This program reflects on ideas about conceptual art, the cooperation between artist and curator, and the traces this has left both in art history and in our society. The program titles refer to significant projects by Siegelaub: How Is Art History MadeHow To Read Donald DuckCuratorial Attitudes, and Textiles. Four specialists will help participants examine and analyze these subjects, and collaboratively recontextualize them. 

The first edition, entitled How Is Art History Made, will be organised by artist Matthieu Laurette. In an interview for frieze magazine (issue 154, April 2013) he spoke with Seth Siegelaub about the legacy of conceptual art, the origins of curating, and the way art history is made.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Matthieu Laurette is a French conceptual artist who works in a variety of media, from TV and video to installations and public interventions. He uses various strategies to explore the relationships between conceptual art, pop art, institutional critique, economics and contemporary society. Among his best-known works are Apparitions (1993-ongoing), Money-back Products (1991-2001), I AM AN ARTIST (1998-ongoing) and THINGS: Purchased With Funds Provided By (2010-2020).

ABOUT THE SELECTED TEXTS 

For the Close Reading on How Is Art History Made Laurette selected one poster, one fragment of video footage and one published interview:

-          Seth Siegelaub, poster for the public program How Is Art History Made during Art Basel 2011, Kunsthalle Basel

-          Seth Siegelaub, Monica Monika Szewczyk and Adam Szymczyk, Talk Salon | Talk | How Is Art History Made, Art Basel 2011, Kunsthalle Basel

-          Mattieu Laurette and Vivian Sky Rehberg, “The Real World”, Frieze magazine 154 (April 2013)

To receive the selected materials, please make a reservation via reservations@stedelijk.nl.

MORE CLOSE READINGS ON SETH SIEGELAUB

Close Reading Seth Siegelaub: How To Read Donald Duck
Speaker               Prof. Cees Hamelink (professor emeritus, University of Amsterdam and VU University

Amsterdam)

Date                  March 11, 4 – 5 pm
Language            English

 

Close Reading Seth Siegelaub: Curatorial Attitudes
Speaker               Maxine Kopsa (director Kunstverein Amsterdam, curator and critic)
Date                   March 18, 4 – 5 pm
Language             English

Close Reading Seth Siegelaub: Textiles
Speakers             Sara Martinetti (researcher and curator)

                        Merel van Tilburg (art historian, University of Geneva)
Date                  April 1 , 4 – 5 pm
Language            English