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Speaker: Alessandra Dias
Date: 18 November 2017
Time: 4pm – 6pm

Few artistic movements have attracted as much debate as Conceptual Art. Love it or hate it, the reactions are intense. Some people simply deny it is art at all. The controversy is not accidental and the pioneers of the movement took art beyond the conventional boundaries with their experimentation and questioning. The idea became more important than the finished object and sometimes the concept was the artwork itself. How did this come about? Join us with a talk by speaker/cultural manager Alessandra Dias to learn more!

Historically, Conceptual Art is associated with artworks produced in the period between the mid-60s and mid-70s, however, conceptualism can be found decades earlier, all the way into the twenty-first century. Artists from all around the world embraced conceptual art, prioritizing content over form and producing works in different mediums. Conceptual artworks can be almost anything: installation, photography, performance or just a set of instructions. This talk will present historical and current aspects of conceptual art, look into some notable artworks and explore tools to interpret these – sometimes challenging – artworks.

*This talk is in English with Vietnamese translation. Be on time to secure your best seat.

**Participants of the event allow The Factory and co-organizer (if applicable) to use their images and statements as documentary for the program, for non-commercial purposes such as: archive, press, media, promotion on our website, Facebook etc.

Visual: ‘One and Three Chairs’ by Joseph Kosuth, 1965 (Copyright: Joseph Kosuth)

Video document of the talk with Alessandra Dias