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Tainted Goods: Contemporary Culture and the Critique of Display Cultures in Germany and Europe

Thursday, May 10 – Friday, May 11, 2012

Co-Presented with the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies at York University

Tainted Goods brings together Canadian and European scholars, theorists, and curators of contemporary art for two days of activities. At the heart of Tainted Goods is an exploration of sculptural practices which subvert traditional display cultures by provoking viewing experiences that are neither seamless nor easily consumed.

Life on Display: How Sculpture and Its Opposites Converge

Thursday May 10, 2012  7-9pm
Debates Room, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto

The event will begin with a keynote lecture and reception on Thursday May 10th to be given by Prof. Diedrich Diedrichsen, one of Germany’s leading intellectuals and cultural critics. Diedrichsen’s work stands at the crossroads of art, politics and popular culture and for this keynote, he will offer a lecture entitled Life on Display: How Sculpture and Its Opposites Converge.

Academic Conference

Friday May 11, 2012  10:30am-6pm
Nat Taylor Cinema, N102 Ross Building, Keele Campus, York University

The academic conference will feature contributions by a number of Canadian and European scholars, theorists and curators. The conference will take place at York University’s Keele Campus.


Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Image: Dieter Roth, Schimmelmuseum/Mould Museum, Hamburg, 1992-1998.

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