Munich: at Haus der kunst; Conference on “Postwar – Art Between the Pacific and Atlantic, 1945-1965″ Day 4-Saturday

by Venetia Kapernekas

Afternoon panel 2; “New Practices in /of the Social and Concluding Notes of the Conference by Okwui Enwezor

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The late 1950s and 1960s present a turning point in artistic production, with a number of artistic experimenting with mutable materials and pioneering an altered relationship with the social. The concluding panel turns to this crucial historical juncture to examine the theoretical and conceptual challenge that such practices presented for the  strictures and closures of the art world, both during and beyond the postwar decades.

panelists: Nicholas Cullinan, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, “USA;Arte Povera; Against the ‘First World’; Midori Yamamura, Pratt Institute, New York, “USA: Zero on  Sea”; An International Crossroad for the Art of active Social Engagement, 1955-1965″; Lara Demori, University of Edinburg, “redefining New-avantgardes at the Margins:Manzoni and Oiticica’s Subversive Practice”; Isobel Whitelegg, Nottingham Contemporary, “At the Crux of the Postwar – Collective Exhibitions at Signals London (1964-66)”