Talks / Workshops

Art, Power, Place: Lecture Series at Gallery Momo

Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Oct 2013 - 30 Oct 2013

The lecture series is presented by Dr. Jean Pierre de la Porte, a writer, philosopher and research director for the Institute for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Infrastructure.

Monday, 28th October 2013:

The identities of art multiplied in the nineteen sixties. Pop conceptual, minimal, performance, site-specific, video art, sculpture in the expanded field and other now familiar labels arose from the resource ot two artists: Jasper Johns and Marcel Duchamp. Their relationship mines potentials in the early twentieth century avantgardes but also seems to breake with basic tenets of the modern projects. Is the current era in western art they preside over a folding history onto itself or is it the absorption of the art by a new kind of society.

Wednesday, 30th October 2013:

October 2013: HOW THE OTHER 7 / 8 SEE
The project of David Carrier of a World History of Art is contrasted to David Adjaye’s Project of a territorial geoaesthetic. The arts of the African continent and issues in postcolonial thought become the basis for asking if western boundaries still dominate possible experience and what it will take to assert new forms of art experience and new institutions of criticism in theis wake.


Lecture cost is R250 per person per lecture
Maximum number of places x20
For more info and to book your places contact lebo(at)


Jean-Pierre de la Porte has taught extensively thoughout South Africa and counts some of the leading post-seventies architects, theorists and writers among his students. His forthcoming books are on South African artist Karel Nel and on Power in music (with Professor Chats Devroop).




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