SYMPOSIA

ECCは、アーティスト、デザイナー、建築家、その他の専門家の間で直接のコミュニケーションを促進するのを目標に、さまざまな分野に渡るトピックに関する講演会、公開討論会、シンポジウムを開催します。2005年、ヨーロッパ文化センターは、Time-Space-Existenceと題したシンポジウムシリーズを開催しました。

アムステルダム:TIME
参加アーティストRoman Opalka, Rene Rietmeyer, Jo Baer, Henk Peeters, Joseph Kosuth, Lawrence Weiner.

ニューヨーク:SPACE
参加アーティストRichard Tuttle, Rene Rietmeyer, Robert Barry, Jessica Stockholder, Peter Halley, Keith Sonnier.

東京:EXISTENCE
参加アーティストSaburo Ota, Rene Rietmeyer, Masao Okabe, Joseph Kosuth, Toshikatsu Endo 

ベネチア:MATTER
参加アーティスト Marina Abramovic, Rene Rietmeyer, Jean-Michel Ottoniel.

ベネチア:Made in Europe
Mies van der Rohe財団との共催によるシンポジウム

ベネチア: 中国美術と建築
参加アーティスト Karlyn De Jongh、Rene Rietmeyer、Sarah Gold、Ying Tianqi、Fang Zhenning 


With the aim of stimulating direct communication between artists, designers, architects and other professionals, the ECC organises lectures, public debates and symposiums on various range of topics. In 2005 the European Cultural Centre started a series of Symposia around the topics; Time-Space-Existence. 

In Amsterdam: TIME
Time always implicates movement or change. The way we experience, think, and perceive time is in constant flux, i.e. depends on time. The possibilities for visualizing time using artistic means unavoidably change over the course of time. ”Personal Structures“ focuses on art which favors a concentrated, but subjective, form language. Hereby, directly or indirectly, time-concepts play an important role. Participating artists were a.o.: Roman Opalka, Rene Rietmeyer, Jo Baer, Henk Peeters, Joseph Kosuth and Lawrence Weiner.

In New York: SPACE
Space, space is so unknown that a discussion of it would have to begin with a rock. Basic artistic questions related to space and spatiality still need to be discussed. On the one hand, “space-relatedness” means the three-dimensional body of the artwork itself or its aesthetic interaction with the actual space in which it is placed. On the other hand, “space-relatedness” means the various notions of space depending on personal, cultural, and social circumstances. These become visible in the artist’s specific choice of his or her means of expression. Participating artists were a.o.: Richard Tuttle, Rene Rietmeyer, Robert Barry, Jessica Stockholder, Peter Halley and Keith Sonnier.

In Tokyo: EXISTENCE
Existence, in the strictly philosophical sense, is the “kind of being” that exclusively applies to humans. “To exist” does not merely mean being present but rather “self-design”, being open for possibilities, and freedom. We live in a thoroughly-organized world under constant pressure – the pressure to perform, the pressures of time and conformity – as well as pressures stemming from the influence of the mass media. Given these circumstances, art can bear, regardless of purpose, the function to articulate existential topics and create the possibility for moments of intensified self-awareness. Therefore, one’s own existence, with its particular terms and conditions, can become an artistic subject and thus, serve as model for the self-encounter of the viewer.Participating artists were a.o.: Saburo Ota, Rene Rietmeyer, Masao Okabe, Joseph Kosuth and Toshikatsu Endo 

In Venice: MATTER
Matter, Participating artists were a.o.: Marina Abramovic, Rene Rietmeyer and Jean-Michel Ottoniel.

In Venice: Made in Europe
A symposium in cooperation with the Mies van der Rohe Foundation

In Venice: Chinese Art and Architecture
Participating artists were a.o.: Karlyn De Jongh, Rene Rietmeyer, Sarah Gold, Ying Tianqi and Fang Zhenning