Lezing Jan Verwoert in Academie Minerva (Groningen)
Op de allerlaatste dag van het In Search of…-project, op zondag 28 oktober, zal Duits kunstcriticus Jan Verwoert om 14:30 uur een lezing houden over Bas Jan Ader in Academie Minerva (Praediniussingel 59, Groningen).
Verwoert schrijft over kunst voor onder andere Frieze Magazine, Metropolis M en Afterall. In 2006 verscheen zijn boek “In Search of the Miraculous” over Bas Jan Ader en diens oeuvre.
“The circumstances of his disappearance have led many interpreters to identify Ader (as a person) with the role of the tragic romantic hero. The cult status of the artist as a hero whose work is authenticated through his death, however, has obscured the fact that Ader’s art was a critical investigation of precisely those romantic motives his persona has now come to be identified with. This book unpicks these ties in Ader’s work in order to highlight the specific and unique way in which Ader explores the existential and emotional with an artistic approach that is as conceptual and analytic as it is poetic and personal.”
De voertaal van de lezing is het Engels. De lezing is gratis toegankelijk.