When Genealogy Becomes Critique 
Propostions Series 
New Museum 
September 28 and 29, 2012 

Jesse Jones, The Selfish Act of Community, 2012. Production still. Courtesy the artist

Day Two

Repeatedly an unfaithful servant to the systematizing and unifying impulses of aesthetics and philosophy, Fionn Meade will present a Proposition that will consider how and when artworks enact critique, and why this discernment involves an indispensable entanglement with historiography. To include reflections on Marcel Broodthaers, Rosemarie Trockel, and Group Material, as well as art historian Aby Warburg and writer Danilo Kiš, potential typologies will be outlined. Meade will be joined by artist Jesse Jones on Day Two of his Proposition.

Propositions is a public forum that explores ideas in development. Each two-day seminar introduces a topic of current investigation in an invited speaker’s own artistic or intellectual practice. Over the course of a seminar session, these developing ideas are responded to, researched, and discussed to propel them forward in unique ways.

Copryright Fionn Meade unless otherwise stated