[artinfo] fwd: 30 Years After Les Immatériaux

Janos Sugar sj at c3.hu
Sun Jun 15 11:50:45 CEST 2014

This symposium  is dedicated to the 30th 
anniversary of Jean  François Lyotard's 
exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in 1985, 
entitled Les Immatériaux. The exhibition aimed at 
demnostrating the emergence of a new materiality 
produced by the advancement in telecommunication 
technology. The prefix -im» announced a break 
from the modern conception of material, language, 
body, science and art. The exhibition showed how 
the desire of modernity produced a negation of 
itself and passed to a new cultural form which 
Lyotard named postmodern. The exhibition was 
hence also an inauguration of postmodern. This 
symposium aspires at tracing the historical 
discourse stemmed from the exhibition and in the 
intellectual me lieu of the late 1970s and early 
80s that put art, science and theoretical 
reflection into question, and at reflecting on 
the new material conditions brought up by digital 
technologies in the last 30 years.

How to Construct the History of Exhibitions

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