55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia
01 Jun - 24 Nov 2013
17 Oct 2013 7:00 PM
Salon Suisse – History and Contemporaneity
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S.Agnese-Dorsoduro 810
I-30123 Venezia
T +39 041 24 11 810

Modern art institutions and art discourse―the so called “art system”―emerged in the course of the European Enlightenment. Today, the art system is globalized and more or less detached from its humanist civic roots. In this sense, not only the “western” institutions have expanded, but also the notions and the functions of art, particularly regarding contemporary art. However, under what political, economic and social circumstances can art actually unfold the liberating and critical effects it is still commonly ascribed? Tonight's panelists will tackle the thorny issue of art between universal claims and its specific functions in specific contexts.