2. Measurement in the Field of Contemporary Art (postponed)

 

by PD Dr. Ulf Wuggenig, Kunstraum of Leuphana University

What is happening when measurement – in the social sciences widely understood as the assignment of numerals (or numbers) to objects and events according to rules – is applied to the field of contemporary visual art?  I will present some examples  of such measurements as well as communicate some observations regarding the reception and use of such operations in a field being largeley aversive to numbers. The lecture is based on empirical research and its reception that I did in Vienna, Zurich and Paris.