Is This a Good Painting? Reading group…

Is This a Good Painting? Reading group #1

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Painting by Johannes Franken, Portrait of Eliza, 1939, oil on canvas. Photo by Peter Cox. Collection Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

An invitation to read and discuss On the New by Boris Groys together, while sitting around a painting.

Bourgeois Leftovers began with an interest in the status of leftovers assigned to a found set of historical paintings at the Van Abbemuseum in October 2012. On the New by Boris Groys was one of the first texts we read together as a group of curators in relation to these paintings. As a way of revisiting this point of departure, and with the opportunity to think together within the context of the Stedelijk Museum, the first Bourgeois Leftovers reading group will return to the questions Groys raises around the internal logic of the collection within museums and the museum's role in distinguishing between old and new. We invite guests to join us in discussing the ways in which current artistic production operates in relation to this distinction, and to the legacy of the fine arts. Organised in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum.

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Jota Castro – part of "Polvo y Ceniza" – poster

collection (unintended), 2013

Bourgeois Leftovers