THE WORK OF ART IN THE AGE OF ITS SOCIAL REPRODUCIBILITY (And what does that supposed to mean?)

February 12, 2019

On Tuesday,  February 12th, renowned curator and critic, Francesco Bonami, will discuss his provocative new book, L’opera d’Arte all’Epoca della sua Riproducibilita’ Sociale (e che vor dì?) at the Bauhaus Foundation, Tel Aviv. In his new book Bonami provides an insider’s view on the ramifications of making, exhibiting and consuming art in a reality where social media is inevitably first at the scene. 

Bonami is one of the most pronounced curators of the international contemporary art scene today. Previously the editor of Flash Art Magazine, curator of the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, curator of the 50th edition of the Venice Biennial and the 2010 Whitney Biennial. His writing and exhibitions engage with issues of contemporaneity and the crossing between popular culture and so-called ‘high-art’. Bonami published numerous books on art and culture, among the most notable are his monographic studies of Cindy Sherman (Mondadori/Electa, 2012), Maurizio Cattelan Les presses du reel, 2013), Gabriele Basilico (Phaidon, 2001), and Rudolf Stingel (Yale University Press, 2007), and his recent contemplative account of contemporary art Lo potevo fare anch'io. Perché l'arte contemporanea è davvero arte (Mondadori, 2017).