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09:30-10:00              Registration

10:00-10:15              Welcome


10:15-11:30              Keynote lecture

Prof. Peter Osborne, Kingston University London

The Postconceptual Condition Revisited

Chair: Dr. Adam Alston, University of Surrey


11:30-11:45              Tea/Coffee Break


11:45-13:15              Panel 1: Aspects of the Postconceptual Condition

Dr. Sophie Knezic, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne

Contrived Instantaneity, or Contemporaneity as Compression of the Unfolding Event

Dr. Iain Campbell, Independent researcher

Sonic Obstacles and Conceptual Nostalgia: On Music as Contemporary Art

Dr. Manuel Ángel Macía, Independent Researcher

Cocaintensity: From Postconceptual to Pharmacolonial Conditions


13:15-14:15              Lunch Break


14:15-15:45              Panel 2: Activism and Politics

Dr. Tom Snow, Independent researcher

Activism and the Work of Art after the Postconceptual Condition

Aaron Su, Columbia University, NY

Foreclosed Worlds: Aesthetic Legibility and the State-Subject Relation

Felice Moramarco, Art Department, Goldsmiths, University of London

Towards a new Autonomy of Art


15:45-16:00              Tea/Coffee Break


16:00-17:00              Panel 3: Contemporary Art and Exhibition

Camma Juel Jepsen, The Contemporary Condition Research Project, Aarhus University, Denmark

World Picturing: Biennials as ‘World’ Exhibitions of a ‘Critical Globality’

Dr. Clarissa Ricci, IUAV, University of Venice, Italy

The legitimation knot: Shaping contemporaneity through exhibition platforms.


17:00-17:15              Comfort Break


17:15-18:30              Round Table Discussion with all speakers


18:30+                       Reception




Registered attendees will be entitled to purchase Peter Osborne’s The Postconceptual Condition at a discounted price.