Inclinations #16: Can Artists Suspend their Conversion of Experience into Capital?
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 7:30PM, 2014
Or Gallery Berlin is pleased to present Michael Eddy in Can Artists Suspend their Conversion of Experience into Capital? moderated by Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, for our speaker series Inclinations, hosted by Patricia Reed.
In recent economic analyses of artworks, we often end up with the feeling that we have missed something crucial and yet hard to grasp with descriptions of labour, commodities and market forces. This talk is an artist’s inquiry into the contradictions involved in such theories when we begin to investigate the source points for artistic production, from the viewpoint of “experience“—a fraught and sometimes vague term, but central to discourses on art practice since the beginning of the 20th century.
Michael Eddy is an artist and writer. His work has been exhibited and published internationally. With a base in photography, he works across various disciplines and media including performance, drawing, writing and installation. His interests lie in rhetoric and decision-making, and in questions relating to experience and value.
The presentation of work revolves around the posing of a question that is the thrust of a guest’s activities. It goes without saying that questions may not be answered, but are grappled with in their unresolvability. An inclination is the force of attraction to a question (without a straightforward response), yet also to each other, as a community who partakes in a common quest(ion).
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