“Is It Art?”, Lecture and discussion series
Is It Art? are bi-monthly gallery lectures, during which we focus on a different seminal piece of work in the art history canon that was scandalous at the time it was exhibited, and was either dismissed as not art or shocked viewers, thereby expanding the boundaries of what we understand as art today.
Join us for some wine, appetizers, and fun discussions as we look at artwork by such artists as Manet, the Dadaists, Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, and many more who contributed to greatly confusing us with what it is that we are really looking at, and forcing us to ask ourselves, Is It Art?
These events will take place in parallel to exhibitions in the galleries, which we will also discuss in the context of the development of contemporary art.
When: Starting February 2, 2011 every two weeks, Wednesday evening at 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Bob Gysin Gallery and others, to be announced
Cost: 20chf per person includes event and apero (drinks and appetizers)