Conceptuality, Rock and Religion


A key figure in Conceptual Art, Lawrence Weiner has long pursued inquiries into language and the art-making process. From his pioneering installation works of the 1960s and ’70s through his new digital projects, Weiner posits a radical redefinition of the artist/viewer relationship and the very nature of the artwork. Translating his investigations into linguistic structures and visual systems across varied formats and manifestations.

Dan Graham’s art and theories analyze the historical, social and ideological functions of contemporary cultural systems, including architecture, rock music, and television.
Rock My Religion is a provocative thesis on the relation between religion and rock music in contemporary culture. Graham formulates a history that begins with the Shakers, an early religious community who practiced self-denial and ecstatic trance dances. With the "reeling and rocking" of religious revivals as his point of departure, Graham analyzes the emergence of rock music as religion with the teenage consumer in the isolated suburban milieu of the 1950s, locating rock’s sexual and ideological context in post-World War II America

introduced by Vít Havránek

original version with simultaneous translation

total length: 75 min.

in collaboration with Electronic Arts Intermix, New York City

External Links
Kino Světozor
Electronic Arts Intermix


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