Practice in Art Criticism

Art criticism today can’t exclusively be concerned with the description and classification of works of art any more. Rather art criticism has to reflect on the terms and conditions of the artistic field, that have dramatically changed since the 1980s and which at least co-determine what and …

Art and its Frames. Continuity and Change

with Beatrice von Bismarck (Leipzig/Berlin), Julia Bryan-Wilson (Berkeley), Helmut Draxler (Berlin/Nürnberg), Andrea Fraser (Los Angeles), Renée Green (Cambridge, Mass.), Hannes Loichinger (Lüneburg), Sven Lütticken (Amsterdam), John Miller (New York), Marion von Osten (Berlin), Gerald Raunig …

focus on art/research projects

Ute Klissenbauer und Dierk Schmidt diskutieren mit Ulrich Lölke spezifische Herausforderungen für ihre Projekte UFO UNO und “Die Teilung der Erde” an der Schnittstelle zwischen Wissenschaft, Kunst und Politik.

The Sensorial + the Conceptual Mix

from the series of lectures “Conceptual Paradise. Artistic Practice in the Age of the Social Web”


This practice seminar provides an occasion to consider American artist Park McArthur’s practice and presence among a recent generation of artists whose conceptualist and institutionally-responsive strategies both critique and re-imagine life’s material conditions in the 21st century. Introduced to a wider public with her solo exhibition Ramps, 2014, McArthur’s concern for the aesthetic possibilities and formal invention of debility, disability, and dependency have been the subject of solo and group exhibitions. Furthermore, how audiences access and experience artworks is a central concern of this course and of McArthur’s work more generally.