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Art is the world’s lingua franca

Martin Jaeggi, Nick Micros, Emily Scott and Nika Spalinger debate art as a means of communication

19h, Thursday 5 May 2011

Galerie Edwynn Houk
Stockerstrasse 33
CH-8002 Zürich
Tel 41 44 202 69 25

This debate takes place in the context of Lalla Essaydi’s exhibition Les Femmes du Maroc.

The participants have been assigned sides opposing or defending the motion, and each team member has five minutes to argue their allotted case uninterrupted. After that speakers challenge each other and the audience may in turn question the speakers. The event will end with a vote for the more persuasive team.

This is a forum for discussing culture where the unspeakable may be said. Each speaker must play his or her assigned role, regardless of whether they agree or not. Speakers benefit from temporary immunity: what they say during the debate is not necessarily their opinion and they cannot be held to their word afterwards.

Art + Argument is an itinerant event bringing together exciting minds from the Swiss art scene and beyond. To know more, write to aoiferosenmeyer(at)gmail.com or visit http://artandargument.blogspot.com.