Urgent and utopian: the horizontal transferential space of to seminar

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'To Seminar' was an exhibition-as-seminar that unfolded through a series of exhibitionary, performative and discursive gatherings at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht during spring 2017 taking Roland Barthes' seminal text To Seminar as a starting point. A series of three public gatherings was part of the program, each departing from one of the three seminar constituents: Institution, Transference, and Text. The conversation on Transference took place between Marquard Smith, Tiong Ang and Rene Francisco and was moderated by Margo Slomp. In her report she critically reflects on the issues debated and insights discussed. The evening proved to be an exploration (and perhaps demonstration) of both the importance and the impossibility of horizontal transference.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetropolis M Books
EditorsHenk Slager, Annette W. Balkema
Place of PublicationUtrecht
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017
EventTo Seminar: FutureVocabularies/InstitutingOtherwise/Seminar - BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 10 Mar 201721 May 2017


ExhibitionTo Seminar
Abbreviated titleTo Seminar
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  • art education
  • intercultural communication
  • dialogues


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