Jörg Heiser / Double Lives: Art and Pop Music
Estonian Academy of Arts Art History department and CCA, Estonia invite:
On Thursday, May 26 at 6 PM co-editor of frieze magazine, co-publisher of frieze d/e Jörg Heiser will give a public lecture "Double Lives: Art and Pop Music" at Estonian Academy of Sciences (Kohtu 6). Dr. Jörg Heiser is also an art critic writing for Süddeutsche Zeitung. He is a visiting professor at Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg. All of a Sudden: Things that Matter in Contemporary Art (Sternberg Press) was published in 2008, and his new book Double Lives between Art and Pop Music( Sternberg Press,2016) is discussing crossovers of art and pop music since Andy Warhol and Yoko Ono until today. Heiser curated, amongst numerous others, the exhibition Romantic Conceptualism (2007, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, BAWAG Foundation Vienna, catalogue). He lives in Berlin and along with our previous guest Jan Verwoert a member of art critics’ band La Stampa.
The public lecture will be preceded by a reading group of Jörg Heiser's texts, to be taking place on Wednesday, May 18 at 4 PM at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Estonia. Texts for the reading group are below.
Double Lives: Art and Pop Music
What made Andy Warhol want to work with The Velvet Underground, in the music business? Why did Yoko Ono turn to pop music, and John Lennon, vice versa, to visual art? How important are utopias of synthesis between art and music for Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson or Fatima Al Qadiri? Leading double lives between art and pop music could be read as an attempt to deal with
problems faced in one world by shifting to another. Jörg Heiser’s 's lecture in Tallinn is the last one of an open lecture series organized by Estonian Academy of Arts Art History department in collaboration with CCA, Estonia. The lecturers were Jan Verwoert, Beatrice von Bismarck, Joanna Figiel, Orit Gat, Dorothea von Hantelmann and Jörg Heiser. Lecture series was supported by Estonian Cultural Endowment and Estonian Ministry of Culture.