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Geert Lovink on Wed, 10 May 2006 10:52:46 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-nl] art and the city (conferentie in amsterdam, 11-12 mei)


http://www.artandthecity.nl/

Since 1945, the world’s metropolises have undergone both growth and decline. These developments have brought not only economic and social change, but also cultural transformations that have found their reflection in all artistic media. The physical and mental city has proven a fertile breeding ground for the visual arts, film, graphic design, and the written word. Furthermore, while cities continue to generate and project a unique identity, they have also become globalized commodities in themselves. The products of these interactions and their precise mechanisms are the subjects of this conference. How have artists, filmmakers, designers and writers dealt with the singularity, complexity and diversity of their surroundings? In what ways does the metropolis contribute to their work? How have they absorbed and transformed their various environments? And how do these works alter the city and our perception of it? What role does contemporary “city branding” play and how does a city “remember”?

Art and the City: A Conference on Postwar Interactions with the Urban Realm will bring together around 40 international scholars for a two-day symposium on this important topic, among them Malcom Miles (UK), M. Christine Boyer (US), and Thomas A.P. van Leeuwen (NL).

Art and the City
A Conference on Postwar Interactions with the Urban Realm
11-12 May 2006
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Het Trippenhuis
Kloveniersburgwal 29
1011 JV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Conference fee (includes lunch, coffee/tea, conference program)
€ 40 (two days) / € 20 (1 day) standard conference fee
€ 15 (two days) / € 7.50 (1 day) special student/PhDs. candidate rate

BOOKING FORM

Organizing committee
Jeroen Boomgaard, Universiteit van Amsterdam/Rietveld Academie, Lectoraat Kunst en Publieke Ruimte
Rachel Esner, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Esther Cleven, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Margriet Schavemaker, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Wanda Strauven, Universiteit van Amsterdam


Sponsored by
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Institute of Culture and History
Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA)
Rietveld Academie, Lectoraat Kunst en Publieke Ruimte, supported by SKOR and VMZ
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences


For more information mail to: icg-fgw {AT} uva.nl

Thursday, 11 May

9.00-9.30

Registration

9.30-9.40

Welcome by organizing committee

9.40-10.30

Keynote lecture
Malcolm Miles
University of Plymouth
Recreating a Public Sphere?

Tea/coffee break

Session 1: City Branding
(Moderator: To be announced)

10.45-11.05

Venda Louise Pollock
University of Glasgow
Cultivating the Past for a Changing Present: Public Art in Urban Regeneration


11.05-11.25

Ward Rennen
Universiteit van Amsterdam Programming the City:
The European Capitals of Culture

11.25-11.45

Michael Wintle
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Brussels: Visualizing the EU

11.45-12.05

Roemer van Toorn
Berlage Instituut, Amsterdam
Towards a Practice of Dissensus. Aesthetics as a Form of Politics

12.05-12.30

Discussion

Session 2: New York into Art
(Moderator: Rachel Esner, Universiteit van Amsterdam)

10.45-11.05

Robert S. Mattison
Lafayette College
Robert Rauschenberg: Urban Diversity and Crisis in New York during the 1950s


11.05-11.25

Joshua A. Shannon
University of Maryland
Donald Judd and the Postmodernization of New York

11.25-11.45

Royce W. Smith
Wichita State University
“What Attracts You to Dark Things?”: Imagining Urban Queerscapes in the Art of David Wojnarowicz


11.45-12.05

Susanne Stemmler
Center for Metropolitan Studies-Berlin
City, Music, Text: Jean-Michel Basquiat’s New York in the 1980s

12.05-12.30

Discussion

Lunch

Session 3: Citygraphy
(Moderator: To be announced)

14.15-14.35

Andri Gerber
ETH Zürich
The City as Poetical Text: Isidore Isou and Lettrism

14.35-14.55

Caroline Igra
University of Haifa
The Individual Revealed: Narrative vs. Descriptive Cityscape in the Twentieth Century


14.55-15.15

Sabine van Wesemael
Universiteit van Amsterdam
The Physical City and its Mental Spaces Since 9/11

15.15-15.35

TBA

15.35-16.00

Discussion

Session 4: (The) Street (and) Art
(Moderator: Jeroen Boomgaard, Universiteit van Amsterdam/Rietveld Academie, Lectoraat Kunst en Publieke Ruimte)


14.15-14.35

Shelley Hornstein
York University-Toronto
Curating Place for Museums-Without-Borders

14.35-14.55

Hannah Feldman
Northwestern University
Art During War: The Street, The City, and the Nation in “La France Déchirée”


14.55-15.15

Hanna Harris
University of Helsinki
Moving Between Streets and Screens: Urban Spaces and the Italian Telestreet


15.15-15.35

Lara Schrijver
Delft
From New Babylon to an Aesthetic Collective

15.35-16.00

Discussion

20.00-22.00

Stedelijk Museum CS-Club 11
A Special Evening with Contemporary Artists

Friday, 12 May   9.00-9.15

Announcements
 
9.15- 9.45

Keynote lecture
M. Christine Boyer
Princeton University New Orleans
La Ville fatale
 
9.45- 10.15

Keynote lecture
Thomas A.P. van Leeuwen
Amsterdam
Artistic Blasting
 
10.15-10.30

Discussion

Session 5: Cinematic Cities
(Moderator: Wanda Strauven, Universiteit van Amsterdam)
 
10.45-11.05

Mark Shiel
King’s College-London
“Celtic Tiger”: Dublin and its Imaging
 
11.05-11.25

Floris Paalman
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Cinematic Proliferation of a City: Rotterdam in the 1960s and 1970s
 
11.25-11.45

Caroline Philipp
Humboldt University
Horizontality/Real-Time vs. Simultaneity of Time and Space: Gordon Matta-Clark’s Filmic Interactions with the City
 
11.45-12.05


Anna M. Dempsey
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
Cinematic Los Angeles: Architectural Landscapes and Dreamscapes of Dystopia
 
12.05-12.30


Discussion

Session 6: City Graphics
(Moderator: Esther Cleven, Universiteit van Amsterdam)
 
10.45-11.05

Christoph Ribbat
University of Basel
Glowing Cities: The Cultural History of Neon
 
11.05-11.25

Sandra Schürmann
Universität Hamburg
New Tastes and Modern Life – Reemtsma’s Cigarette Advertising and Display Windows
 
11.25-11.45


Miguel Antunes
New School University - New York
Visual Disobedience in New York City
 
11.45-12.05

Daniel van der Velden
Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
Logo Parc: Economy, Symbol and Architecture on the Amsterdam Zuidas
 
12.05-12.30

Discussion
 
Lunch

Session 7: Urban Memory
(Moderator: Leen Engelen, Universiteit van Amsterdam)
 
14.15-14.35

Lanfranco Aceti
Univeristy College London
Imaged Cities: War Times and Spaces of Peace
 
14.35-14.55

Danielle Leenaerts
Université Libre de Bruxelles
The Photographic Missions and the Construction of City Identity: The Case of Brussels
 
14.55-15.15


Carolyn Loeb
Central Michigan University
The City as Subject: Contemporary Public Sculpture in Berlin
 
15.15-15.35

Richard D. Lloyd
Vanderbilt University
Sitting on the Barstools of Giants: Place Aura and the Contemporary Production of Culture
 
15.35-16.00


Discussion
 
16.15-17.00

Closing Discussion
(Moderator: Margriet Schavemaker, Universiteit van Amsterdam)
 
Drinks
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