Temple University Film and Media Arts is pleased to co-sponsor the event, “On Site Specificity,” a public conversation with Hans Haacke and Alexander Alberro on Wednesday, November 28th, at 6:00pm in the Tyler School of Art audiorium, room B004 and Thursday and November 29th 2012 from 6:30-8:30pm at Slought Foundation. A brief power-point slide presentation by Hans Haacke will accompany the conversation.
This event will address the different facets of what has come to be referred to as “site specificity” in the artistic practice of Hans Haacke. While Haacke may not have originated site specificity per se, he certainly played an important historical role in its development, and his work continues to be informed by site specific questions. What is site specificity? Why might it have become such an important artistic issue in the 1960s and 70s? How has this practice changed or expanded over the years? What are some of the larger questions or problems it poses to contemporary artistic practice?
This event is presented with the Department of Fine Arts, PennDesign; Kaja Silverman, the Visual Studies Program in the Department of Art History, the Department of English and the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Special thanks: Christian Tomaszewski.