Talk: Sinziana Ravini on Art-Literature

7 March 2019, 18:00–20:00

Welcome to a talk by Sinziana Ravini in connection with the exhibition Mette Edvardsen: Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine.

What possible connections do we find between art and literature? Are books artistic spaces? When does a book become an exhibition and an exhibition a book? Art has been an interesting arena for many writers and in return literature is often a space and source of inspiration for many artists. Yet, rhythms, narrations and vocabularies are not always the same ones and some sort of “translation” seems to be needed.

Sinziana Ravini will talk about the relations between art and literature, about her favorite writers, artists and curators that work in the interstice between art and literature and the way art theory is leaving its old Kant-inspired methods behind in favor of a more fiction and affect oriented theory.

Sinziana Ravini, a Swedish-Romanian curator and writer based in Paris. She is teaching art theory at Sorbonne University and is together with Fredrik Svensk, the Editor in chief of Paletten Art Journal. She is writing for Aftonbladet, Göteborgs Posten and Kunstkritikk.no and has been writing for magazines such as Artforum, Afterall, Artpress, Frog, Glänta and SITE. She has produced several “exhibition novels” that bring literature and art together:_ Le Chateau d’Étain_ (2010), The Hidden Mother (2012), The Chessroom (2013), Aphrodisia (2014) and an “exhibition film” called The black moon (2013). Her novel La diagonale du désir published in 2018 in France, will come out in Swedish the autumn of 2019.