Paris Biennale @ Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC
The organizers of the Biennale de Paris argue that innovative art does not need material presence. Instead, it should be a practice in a form of a series of ongoing workshops and debates--such as the one this panel is intended to be. They believe that words that are being used in art today are insufficient to describe their practice and propose a new vocabulary: the invisual, non-artistic-art, etc. After defining those key words for the public, the panelists will address the question whether such �dematerialization� threatens art to turn into a dry intellectual exercise or if it elevates art to new levels of significance.
Panelists include: Alexandre Gurita, Ghislain Mollet-Vi�ville, Jean-Baptise Farkas, and Marek Bartelik (moderator). tbc.
PANEL DISCUSSION: DO WORDS PRODUCE ART?
Biennale de Paris (the Paris Biennial) is a nomadic event that, unlike its original iteration as established in 1959 by Andr� Malraux, migrates around the world. It is often referred to as a �biennial without artworks,� for it is organized as a series of discussions and workshops, with no direct aim to produce art in a traditional sense as an art object or performance. Its participants set their own dates for their activities. The 17th Biennial has been taking place between October 1st, 2010 and September 30th, 2012 in several countries, including the United States.
Visual Culture/ Invisual Practice
Critic, art historian, and poet. He teaches at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Sciences and Art in New York. President of the US section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) and Vice President of AICA International. Regular contributor to Artforum.
Director of the Biennale de Paris. He calls himself �Strategist in the field of art.� Graduate of the �cole Nationale Sup�rieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (1999), and the National Institute of Art in Bucharest (Romania, 1992). Lives in Paris.
Art critic and collector; member in the French section of AICA International. Regular contributor to Art Press. In 1994, his apartment near the Beaubourg Center in Paris, which served as a unique exhibition space between 1975 and 1992, was recreated with the art collection it hosted inside the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMCO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Lives in Paris.
Artist. Operates under the art names IKH�A�SERVICES and Glitch (Much more of less!). President of the Amicale de la Biennale de Paris. He teaches at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de la R�union. Lives in Paris.