"Anagrammatic Spaces: Interiors in Contemporary Art"

"Towards Minor Architecture" – Lecture by Adam Budak (in English)

03.10.2013, 19:00

In collaboration with the research project "Anagrammatic Spaces: Interiors in Contemporary Art" of the Institute of Art History at the University of Bern, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst will hold a three-part series of events on issues around space and interiors in contemporary art in conjunction with the Collection on Display series of exhibitions of works from our holdings. Like the exhibitions, the research project explores designs, models, conceptualizations, and interpretations of interior spaces in contemporary art.


With their concept of "minor literature" (1975), philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925–1995) and psychoanalyst Félix Guattari (1930–1992) adopt a literary-theoretical position that ascribes a revolutionary capacity to literary speech. A literature is "minor" if it is characterized by revolutionary linguisticality, and thus political force, contrary to a "major" power. Within architecture, Jill Stoner, Professor of Architecture at the University of California in Berkeley, addresses this concept and seeks traces of the minor in architecture and how we think of space. In his lecture, Adam Budak draws upon these issues and explains anti-oedipalizing architectural imagery of becoming in the work of Markus Schinwald, Monica Bonvicini and Heidi Bucher.


Adam Budak is an independent curator of contemporary art. He has worked at Kunsthaus Graz, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. and other institutions, and curated the Estonian pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale.



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