Dialogos 4: “Imaginary Display(s)“ by Marie-France Rafael
Contemporary exhibitions present artistically constructed situations and displays. Thus, we encounter more and more often an art that has adopted the character of a display i.e. of a display situation. The display itself becomes then a work-constituent and perception-processual prerequisite as well as precondition to the artistic process. This is one of Marie-France Rafael main theses in her latest monograph "Reisen ins Imaginativ. Künstlerische Displays und Situationen", that led her now to expand her theoretical research into the realization of a performative exhibition: “Imaginary Display(s) – Exhibition as Film / Film as Exhibition” at BNKR Munich (as part of "Stop making sense, it’s as good as it gets": a 15month long program developed by Ludwig Engel and Joanna Kamm).
Marie-France Rafael will present her thoughts and give an insight into the exhibition that puts on display everything that is usually hidden from the audience: the development process of an exhibition and the production of a film. In a recursive gesture exhibition and film are turned into elements thus creating new situations in time and space.
◄ Marie-France Rafael holds a Ph.D in Art History. She studied Art History and Film Studies in Berlin and Paris. From 2011 to 2014 she was a research associate at the Collaborative Research Center 626: Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits at the Free University Berlin. Currently she is a research associate at the Muthesius University Kiel, Department of Spatial Strategies and she lectures at the Academy of Fine Arts Münster. Recently her monograph "Reisen ins Imaginativ. Künstlerische Displays und Situationen" (Köln: Walther König, 2017) was published. Other publications include "Ari Benjamin Meyers. Music on Display" (Köln: Walther König, 2016) and "Pierre Huyghe. On Site" (Köln: Walther König, 2013).
◄ The new series of meetings “Dialogos”, launched by Raluca Buțincu Betea in the RKI Gallery, brings together Romanian and international professionals from different fields. The guests will present their research and artistic projects and discuss them with the audience. The aim of the meetings is to offer a space for social networking thus creating a platform for discussion and sharing ideas.
Language of the event: English. Free admission!
Rumänisches kultur institut
Reinhardtstraße 47, Berlin, 10117, Berlin, Germany