Thursday, December 6, 2012, 7 pm
Video Becomes Display Becomes Situation

Gregor Stemmrich (Prof. Art History, Director Kunsthistorisches Institut, Freie Universität Berlin) in conversation with Kerstin Stakemeier (Juniorprof. Media Theory and Visual Studies, Akademie der Bildenden Künste München)

The concept of display in the field of art marks the interface towards its recipients, a point of concentration starting from which experiences can be made, discourses originate, renew themselves or terminate. The transition from the display to the situation makes this step thematic, activates it as an option for action on the part of artists and viewers. How are such activations of the transition possible, how do they change historically and how do they change art itself? Gregor Stemmrich deals with this very issue of the display and will talk about its permeability towards the situation. Under the term Entkunstung, Kerstin Stakemeier works on artistic attempts in order to extend this transition beyond the boundaries of art. In the conversation this transition is supposed to be opened up as a separate place of debate.

In German language