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6.5.2008 | Werkbundarchiv — Museum der Dinge, Berlin

The Night of Things—theoretical and practical approaches

Lecture by Dieter Roelstraete
  • Q: Why are artworks things rather than mere products, objects, items, fetishes, and/or commodities?
  • A: Because of their "enigmaticalness" – their partaking in the great secrets of the World of Things.

Thing Theories. On Thingness and/in the Work of Art
Lecture by Dieter Roelstraete.

The Night of Thing-Elucidation
Everything you ever wanted to know about things.

Closing discussion moderated by Renate Flagmeier (curator, Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge). The discussion could not have a more appropriate locate; use the occasion to surround yourself with things at the Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge which exhibits the achievements of modernity in thrilling dialogue with the banalities of everyday life.

Dieter Roelstraete is a philosopher, curator and author of an essay in the 5th Berlin Biennale catalogue.

A 5th Berlin Biennale and Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge cooperation.