Thomas Hirschhorn 24H Foucault » (Auditorium), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2-3 octobre 2004
(Photo Romain Lopez)
Today’s Nottingham talk:
Monday 17th November, 6 – 8 pm
Michel Foucault and art after Minimalism
Lisa Le Feuvre
BioCity Lecture Theatre
“A glance, stare or gaze is a function of power,” states Lisa Le Feuvre. “Looking involves taking, giving and refusing permissions – a process predicated to control.” In this lecture she relates Foucault’s theories of surveillance to the concerns of art after Minimalism, revealed particularly in the work of Dan Graham, Vito Acconci and Bruce Nauman. Acconci’s attempted invisibility, Graham’s investigations of the politics of vision and architecture, and the conflict with regulation in Nauman’s work are all explored. Their work attempts to revoke the dominating authority that determines bodies in time, space and ultimately, what we see.
Lisa Le Feuvre is a curator, writer and lecturer based in London. She is Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Maritime Museum. She lectures on the Curatorial MA at Goldsmiths College and recent writing includes essays on Robert Morris and Wolfgang Tillmans.