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Conference

This conference aims at establishing a framework for a discussion of the role and meaning of the exhibition as a specific mechanism of the public sphere and, beyond that, on the ideology and the consequences of the regimes of visibility in contemporary cultural practices.

The debate on visuality presented in this conference is articulated around the previous two-part conference entitled Another Relationality (part 1, Rethinking Art as Experience, November 25-26, 2005, and part 2, On a cure in times divest of poetry / On poetry in incurable times, March 17-18, 2006), in which we presented the hypothesis of a possible relational paradigm as a critique of the representational model as the center of Museum activity. The representational paradigm prioritizes the visuality of the museum's public activity and the exhibition is the central device for this paradigm. We think that the relational model may offer a useful theoretical and practical framework in order to subvert the regime of visibility. But it has to be another relationality, which means opening up experimental spaces that promote processes, activity, and debate, before they are reified in works of art.

This conference offers a context for a discussion and critique of the visual paradigm that, whether from a relational alternative or not, still needs to be reinvented.

This project has been carried out within the framework of Translate. Beyond Culture: The Politics of Translation and with the support of the European Community.

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Programme

From 4.30pm to 21pm

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Voyeurism

Speakers: Martin Jay and Jonathan Crary. Moderator: Carles Guerra

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25
Exhibitionism

Speakers: Marius Babias, Roger Buergel and Martha Rosler. Moderator: Beatriz Herráez

MACBA Public Programs
Tel. (+34) 93 481 46 82
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Publications

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