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What is a Gedankenausstellung?

23 February 2016
catégorisé sous: Gedankenausstellung Exhibition

[update: 9 October 2017]

September 23, 2017 at Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb.

introduction : Petar Milat [00:00 - 04:20]
talk : Bruno Latour --- Thought Exhibitions : A Series of Experiments in ZKM Karlsruhe with Peter Weibel

Organized by Multimedijalni institut (MaMa) & Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK), in collaboration with Kulturtreger (Booksa), MSU Zagreb and Institut Français de Croatie.

Bruno Latour is interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist the 9th of January 2016, in Paris. They talk about Les Immatériaux, an exhibition curated by French philosopher Jean-François Lyotard and Thierry Chaput at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, in 1985.

Additionaly, it is an opportunity to discuss the medium of exhibition, and also to think back on their previous experiences, like Laboratorium (1999), Iconoclash (2002) Making Things Public (2005) the forthcoming Reset Modernity! (April 2016)

It can therefore give a better idea of what a Gedankenausstellung - i.e. a thought experiment - is.

"[...] For me there is absolutely no difference between doing an exhibition, writing a piece of philosophy or doing fieldwork with ethnographic method, or writing a play. For me this is the same thing [...]"

External Resources:

“Laboratorium (art exhibition),” in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, [s.l.] : [s.n.], November 13, 2014. URL : Accessed February 23, 2016.

“Iconoclash | 04.05.2002 (All day) to 01.09.2002 (All day) | ZKM,” [s.d.]. URL : Accessed February 23, 2016.

“Making Things Public | 20.03.2005 (All day) to 03.10.2005 (All day) | ZKM,” [s.d.]. URL : Accessed February 23, 2016.

“GLOBALE: Reset Modernity! | 16.04.2016 (All day) to 21.08.2016 (All day) | ZKM,” [s.d.]. URL : Accessed February 23, 2016.

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