Time of Making: Towards a Sense of Procedure

Event: Public Talk within the International Seminar on Periodization

Location: NEC conference hall

10 May 2019, 17:00 – 19:00

Patrick D. FLORES, Professor of Art Studies at the Department of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines, and Curator of the Vargas Museum in Manila

This is a conversation on the anxiety about “periodization,” a demand from art history that the “contemporary” tends to complicate. A key category in this situation is the “time of making” that speaks to ecologies and agencies of production, alternating between the expectations to be timely and the necessity to be counter-time. One possible way to open up this discussion is to revisit the exhibition form as a moment in which persons encounter things in space. In this regard, the said form implicates both the methods of art history and the interests of curatorial work in the context of the “national” and the “international.” It finally reflects on specific projects that try to mingle art history and contemporary curation in proposing a framework to respond to the persistence of art in the present.

Event supported by the Getty Foundation as part of its Connecting Art Histories initiative