Open Museum | Lecture by Jan Verwoert

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The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw presents the second meeting of the “Exercises in Timeliness” cycle devoted to the troublesome issue of contemporariness and modernity and the question of extent to which these two terms describe time and attitudes.

In his lecture, Jan Verwoert, art critic and curator, is talks about thinking beyond the classic divisions into: the centre and the peripheries, the old and the new, the mainstream and the margin, as well as about the alternative languages of art and art criticism. He asks questions about the possibility of non-linear reading and writing history. He will question and complicate the terms “genesis” or “impact”, so commonly used in the history and criticism of art. Finally, he will be pondering on the alternative models of reading and writing history.

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