Josefine Wikström på DOCH OPEN LECTURES

Towards a New Concept of Performance in Art

- What concept of ‘performance’ is currently used to engage with performance within contemporary art? Where does this concept derive from, theoretically and philosophically, and what is the problem with this concept in relation to performance seen within an art context? This is the central problem I set out from in my PhD thesis in philosophy. In this talk I will give a brief introduction to this problem and the main arguments made in the thesis.
Josefine Wikström

About Josefine Wikström

Josefine Wikström is a writer and lecturer whose research revolves around questions of labour, value and the object in contemporary art, performance and dance, and the intersection between cultural and critical theory through post-Kantian philosophy. She is a member of staff at Stockholm University of the Arts and a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is currently completing her PhD thesis at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University. She has written extensively on performance, labour, choreography in Swedish and international journals such as MUTE, Paletten, Texte Zur Kunst and Kunstkritikk. She is an associate editor of the peer-reviewed journal Philosophy of Photography.