Is the time of the present a time of transition?

Are we experiencing a “paradigm shift” ? By analysing some typical examples of curatorial and institutional discourse that make such claims, Camiel van Winkel will discuss the ability of the contemporary art world to move “beyond the contemporary”.

Camiel van Winkel is Professor in Visual Art at the AKV|St. Joost, Den Bosch/Breda (Avans University), and teaches art theory at Sint-Lukas University College of Art and Design, Brussels. He is the author of Moderne leegte. Over kunst en openbaarheid (1999), The Regime of Visibility (2005) and De mythe van het kunstenaarschap (2007). His latest book is titled During the Exhibition the Gallery Will Be Closed. Contemporary Art and the Paradoxes of Conceptualism (Valiz, 2012).