“9 Evenings of Engineering and Theatre” by Sylvie Lacerte

The talk will take place on 10th of January 2015 at 14:30 at Akbank Sanat

Sylvie Lacerte is an independent scholar and curator. She holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from New York University and a PhD in Art Theory and Practices from Université du Québec à Montréal, where she taught a course on the Theories, structures, functions and history of the museum. Her doctoral dissertation which delved into the mediation of contemporary art, was published in 2007. Sylvie Lacerte is also interested in the museum’s future as an institution of knowledge as well as in the artist’s working processes. She has published essays and articles on these subjects. Parallel to her PhD studies, Sylvie Lacerte undertook a major research project on the history of E.A.T., at the Fondation Daniel Langlois, in Montréal (2001), which led her to publish articles on O.L.A.T.S. (2002), as well as to present a lecture on the 9 Evenings at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris  (2003), and a talk on EAT and the 9 Evenings at the Re-Fresh Conference in Banff (2005), later published in the anthology Artist as Inventors/Inventors as Artists (Hatje Cantz, 2008). She was Coordinator of the DOCAM/CURA research project, at the FDL, from August 2005 until December 2007. She then taught a seminar on the Documentation and Conservation of Media Art (2006 – 2009).

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