18 April 2018

Cycle Talks in the Library

Curator I Sofia Nunes

Rosalind Krauss

April – July  |  17h30-18h30  |   atrium    |   free entrance


This cycle consists of a program of talks on fundamental texts for the understanding of 20th and 21st century art organized from the catalog of the Art Library of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Assuming the essay or the article as privileged sources for the debate of ideas this initiative seeks to analyze the great theses of contemporary authors that have marked the critical reception of the modernist avant-gardes to the current artistic production, promoting the creation of spaces of public discussion that involve the community of readers of the Library and the other public interested. Each talk will be guided by a guest expert who starting from a text will present the public with his/her questions, which will be discussed together in a perspective that is desired to be participatory and where the speculative sense can take place.


17 April

Giulia Lamoni (professor and member of IHA-FCHS) comment

«Screening the Seventies: Sexuality and Representation in Feminist Practice – a Brechtian Perspective». In Vision and Difference: Feminism, Femininity and the Histories of Art / Griselda Pollock 

15 May

Fernando José Pereira (visual artist and professor at FBAUP) comment

«Grids». In The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths / Rosalind Krauss


5 June

Ângela Ferreira (visual artist and professor at FBAUL) comment

«From Faktura to Factography». In Formalism and Historicity / Benjamin Buchloch

3 July

Margarida Brito Alves (professor and member of IHA-FCSH) comment

«Other Criteria». In Other Criteria / Leo Steinberg