Variations. (In)Attention at the Present Time

Part II: Spaces of Attentiveness

Workshop Series organized by Reinhold Görling, Hana Gründler and Francesca Raimondi

In our contemporary "culture of attention" attentiveness is mostly addressed as something that individuals have to bring up or improve. In contrast to this purely subjective view, the workshop approaches the topic of attentiveness from a medial and spatial perspective. Attentiveness is thus understood as a relational modulation, in which architectural, performative and subjective dispositives interplay in creating imaginary, virtual or concrete spaces. These "spaces" are never neutral, but stages where facts, persons, things gain different levels of visibility or remain fully hidden. The workshop gathers different disciplines in order to investigate practices, places and varieties of attention, and to discuss their aesthetical, ethical as well as political dimension.

With contributions from Carolin Behrmann, Claire Bishop, Albert Kirchengast, Achim Reese and Marita Tatari.


in cooperation with

17 – 18 May 2018, 2:00pm

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut

Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai
Via dei Servi 51
50122 Firenze


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