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PhD Defence

The Emergent Artistic Object in the Postconceptual Condition

  • J.A.J.M. Segbars
Date
Thursday 18 November 2021
Time
Location
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden

You are cordially invited to the PhD defense by artist Jack Segbars of the research project entitled The Emergent Artistic Object in the Postconceptual Condition. On 18 November at 11.30, Segbars will publicly elucidate his artistic work in the exhibition The Author-Function in Artistic Production Now (cross-examination II) and enter into a dialogue with philosopher of art and culture Thijs Lijster, artist Alina Lupu, and subsequently with the doctoral examination committee. At 16.15 on the same day, Segbars will defend his dissertation in the Academy Building of Leiden University. 
Jack Segbars researches how the field of contemporary artistic production is organized. In The Emergent Artistic Object in the Postconceptual Condition, Segbars states that artistic objects result from interactions between artists, curators, institutions, and theoretical reflection. Segbars argues that significant changes in the landscape of artistic production should lead to a reconsideration of the status of authorship in artistic practice. 
 
This argumentation resonates in his artistic work in which he brings the traditional artist-position together with curating, theoretical research, and critique. Ultimately, Jack Segbars renounces the act of artistic creation through an appropriation of the role of critic and of the theorist as artist. He aims to explicate the status of contemporary artistic production and offer an elucidated perspective on artistic authorship.  

PhD DEFENSE JACK SEGBARS
18 November at 11.30
Leiden Art Hub
Papegaaisbolwerk 20, Leiden

18 November at 16.15 
Great Auditorium
Academy Building, Leiden University
Rapenburg 73, Leiden

EXHIBITION THE AUTHOR-FUNCTION IN ARTISTIC PRODUCTION NOW (CROSS-EXAMINATION II)
19–21 November – 26–28 November 2021
Opening hours: 14.00–18.00
Leiden Art Hub
Papegaaisbolwerk 20, Leiden

SUPERVISORS 
Prof. dr. Janneke Wesseling, Professor in Practice and Theory of Research in the Visual Arts, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University
Prof. dr. Frans Willem Korsten, Senior University Lecturer, Centre for the Arts in Society, Leiden University
Dr. Joost de Bloois, Assistant Professor, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam

PhD dissertations

PhD dissertations by Leiden PhD students are available digitally after the defence through the Leiden Repository, that offers free access to these PhD dissertations. Please note that in some cases a dissertation may be under embargo temporarily and access to its full-text version will only be granted later.

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