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Apr 3
17:00 - 19:00
Exhibitions and Museums: When are They Art?
Aesthetics Research Centre
Dr Elisa Caldarola (University of Padova)

Marcel Broodthaer's Museum of Modern Art, Department of Eagles (1968) confronted the public with an exhibition that criticized traditional museum practices by means of appropriating them. This work was explicitly intended to qualify as both an exhibition and a work of conceptual art. In this talk, I explore the hypothesis that the artwork status of some exhibitions might instead have remained, so far, unnoticed, even by their makers. 

To illustrate her view, Dr Elisa Caldarola will analyze the exhibition of pre-and proto-historic artifacts at Berlin's Neues Museum and argue that such exhibition is a work of site-specific installation art.

Dr Caldarola is a Research Fellow at the Philosophy Division of the FISPPA Department of the University of Padova, Italy. She works in analytic aesthetics and philosophy of art and is the Principal Investigator for the research project 'A Philosophy of Art Installation' (2018-2020). 


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