On Modernity and Postmodernity (in Architecture)

presenter: Andrew Benjamin, Kingston University
presenter: Mladen Dolar, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
published: Sept. 25, 2018,   recorded: September 2018,   views: 1567

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“Abstraction becomes the moment that divides the modern from the post-modern and with it the politically progressive from the reactionary or conservative.” (Andrew Benjamin, What is Abstraction?)

In the opening part of the conversation, two philosophers and colleagues – Mladen Dolar and Andrew Benjamin – will trace the implications of abstraction for modernity, present both in art and in architecture. Their conversation will also focus on repetition and deconstruction, as among the key solutions that postmodernity proposed for fighting back the incision of modernity. In the concluding part, they will deliberate how those concepts are influencing our contemporary times, in order to understand the futures that space, art and architecture are facing today.

Organised by Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory in collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana. Supported by ERSTE Foundation.

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