Spiros Panigirakis

Country

AUS

Affliliation

Monash University, Australia

Biography

Paper

Sited Propositional Sculpture: Its Public and Relation to Paper Architecture

Abstract

This paper considers implications for propositional sculpture that can be drawn from the architectural tradition of 'paper architecture'. It first argues that paper architecture provides a critical voice for architecture that is free of some of the constraints of the professional field and then explores the potential for propositional sculpture to provide a similar space for institutional critique. The paper unfolds in three sections. The first section describes the influence of Robert Smithson's site/non-site methodology on two contemporary art-practices based in Melbourne ' those of Open Spatial Workshop (OSW) and Tom Nicholson. These artists have produced significant propositional works that aspire to achieving an experientially spatial experience. Next, I review the tradition of paper-architecture and explore its role as a space of critique and visual theorisation. In the concluding section I sketch the implications of paper-architecture and argue that it offers a rejuvenated model of critique within the field of art. Moreover, I describe the way in which I seek to use propositional sculpture to engage sited field-work within my own art practice that is sited within the discursive framework of the university.

Date

Wednesday 28 September

Session

1:30pm - 3.00pm

Speaking

1:55pm

Email

Spiros.Panigirakis@monash.edu

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