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Lyotard ‘Les Immatériaux’ Conference at the Courtauld


Les Immatériaux: towards the virtual with Jean-François Lyotard

Friday 27 March 2015, 17.30 – 19.00
Saturday 28 March 2015, 09.30 – 17.15

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

‘Les Immatériaux’ curated principally by philosopher Jean-François Lyotard at the Centre Georges Pompidou, held its private views on 27-28 March 1985. We celebrate its thirtieth anniversary, following conferences in Lüneburg, Dusseldorf (Dusseldorf Quadriennale) 2014, and anticipating The Pompidou Centre’s own commemoration in 2015.
A  pioneering combination of  technological experiment, ‘Les Immatériaux’ involved the first ‘personal’ computers, art works, a pick-up literary sound-track following the installation and electronic music.  Great philosophers and artists were involved with the ‘writing experiment’. The two-volume catalogue, a record of curatorial meetings and other reflections, was also experimental. The conference will unite veteran artists, philosophers and curators of ‘Les Immatériaux’ from the Centre Pompidou with scholars and artists of today.

Speaker(s): Gabriela Acha (independent curator), Christine Buci-Glucksmann (independent curator), Tamar Clarke-Brown (independent curator), Ashlee Connery (independent curator), Thierry Dufrêne (INHA, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris), Constant Dullaart (artist), Rolf Gelhlaar (composer), Hans-Jurgent Hafner (Kunstverein Dusseldorf), Yuk Hui (Leuphana University, Lüneburg), Antony Hudek, (Curator and Deputy Director, Raven Row).

For more information and tickets visit the Courtauld site here.