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International Curatorial Residency with Felix Vogel

Monday, March 21, 2011, 6:30pm

If film is possible, than history, too, is possible. On Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujica’s Videogramme einer Revolution (1992) and Lina Selander’s Around the Cave of the Double Tombs (2010).

The relationship between history and image production is distinguished by a paradox: on the one hand there is a denial that narrative images can produce forms of historical evidence or objectivity and on the other hand, it is claimed that it is exactly this non-objective and narrative status of images that enables them to act as the medium par excellence to depict the contingency of history. By reconsidering Siegfried Kracauer’s History – The Last Things Before the Last, the lecture will investigate how film and video art establish a new relation between fiction and documentary and thus shed light on the question of the historical evidence of moving images.

Felix Vogel is an art historian and independent curator. Born in 1987, he studied art history, media theory, philosophy and aesthetics at HfG Karlsruhe and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. His research interests include the theory and history of exhibitions, conceptions of authorship, as well as documentary and historiographic practices in art and film. His curatorial work focuses on the relation between art, society and the social sphere. Recent curatorial projects include the 4th Bucharest Biennale Handlung. On Producing Possibilities (Bucharest, 2010) and The Realism Question (Stockholm, 2010). His writings have appeared in various magazines, anthologies, catalogues and artist monographs. Vogel taught at HEAD Genève, Free Academy Bucharest and Universidade de Lisboa.


Room 2211, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), 252 Bloor Street West


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