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Frameworks and Narrative Architectures | The Confines of the Unlimited by Mark Wigley
A History of Limits
On the Architecture of Canon Narratives
2016, Mar 18-19
What are the foundations on which a canon’s architecture rests? How can one cut through the build-up of canon narratives and their frameworks?
Erhard Schüttpelz (Professor of Media Theory, Universität Siegen) outlines the historical phases of Western canon formation, exploring the constitutive role of primitivism as the “boomerang effect” of Eurocentrism; Kerstin Stakemeier (Professor for Art Theory and Mediation at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Nürnberg) analyzes the politics of form and mimicry in modern art history; Mark Wigley (Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, New York), addresses the ideologies inscribed in the category of limitless art and the contemporary artistic space; and Lene Berg (artist, Berlin/New York) shares a view on culture in the Cold War and the CIA.