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Jan Verwoert - 'Why are conceptual artists painting again? Because they think it's a good idea'
Hosted by The Forum for Critical Enquiry with The University of Glasgow and the Association of Art Historians

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Glasgow University

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16 Apr 2010
Friday,
17:30 - 18:30

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Jan Verwoert - 'Why are conceptual artists painting again? Because they think it's a good idea'

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Jan Verwoert
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Jan Verwoert is a writer, critic and curator who is based in Berlin. Amongst his many publications on contemporary art are an important book on Bas Jan Ader for the MIT/Afterall One Work series, a Phaidon monograph on Wolfgang Tillmans, and a key essay on conceptual art in Romantic Conceptualism. Verwoert is a contributing editor to Frieze magazine and also writes regularly for artists' catalogues. Recent curatorial projects included Yes, No & Other Options for Art Sheffield 2008. He is a membeår of the advisory board of the Munich Kunstverein and has been a guest professor at the Royal College of Art, London, as well as tutor and leader of the Imagined Communities seminar at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. Verwoert led the 'Why Are Conceptual Artists Painting Again? Because They Think it is a Good Idea' residency at The Banff Centre, Canada, in 2009.

This event was presented in collaboration with The University of Glasgow and the Association of Art Historians as part of the 36th Association of Art Historians Society Conference.  The lecture was held at Glasgow University's Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre.