Invited Talks

2019

Humor
Conversation
with Jorg Heiser, Sarah Khan, Vid Simoniti and Cristina Ricupero
Clandestine Talks
Arsenale, Venice Biennial
August 2019

Forget Metamodernism
Keynote lecture
with Robin van den Akker
Metamodernism
Radboud University Nijmegen
July 2019

Deep state, flat earth: observations on depthiness and the ‘bend’ of History
Plenary lecture
Hope Recycling Station Lecture Series
UMPRUM, Prague, Czech Republic
April 2019

‘8½ notes on posthumanism and the humanities’
Keynote lecture
The Humanities and Posthumanities: New Ways of Being Human
Tallinn University, Estonia
January 2019


2018

‘The wild living marine resources belong to society as a whole’
with Randi Nygard
Plenary conversation
Coast Contemporary
Hurtigruten, Norway
October 2018

‘Reality beckons: metamodernism and depthiness’
with Alison Gibbons and Robin van den Akker
Plenary lecture
3rd AHRC symposium on Metamodernism
University of Oslo, Norway
October 2018

'Nike Air Pocket: Hedonistic sustainability and sentimental abstraction'
Keynote lecture
State of Fashion 2018: The New Luxury
Art University of the Arts, Arnhem, The Netherlands
June 2018

'Something altogether weirder'
Public lecture
Walter Books, Arnhem, the Netherlands
May 2018

'Notes on irony and sincerity'
with Robin van den Akker
Public lecture
Between Irony and sincerity
Columbia University, New York, USA
April 2018

'Eight theses on cofveve' 
with Robin van den Akker
Public lecture
E-flux Lectures
E-flux, New York
April 2018

'The second society'
Keynote lecture
Fact and Fiction in Narratives of Political Conflict
University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway
March 2018


2017

‘Authenticity and performance’
Plenary lecture
Authenticity Today
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
October, 2017

‘Presence and performance’
Public lecture
Digital Bauhaus Summit
Neufert Mansion, Weimar, Germany
June 2017

'Quirky and metamodernism’
Public lecture
Mapping the Quirky
Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
April 2017

‘Flat(ulent) Culture’
Public lecture
What is Happening to Our Brain?
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
March 2017


2016

‘Spaces that matter'
Public lecture
Aesthetics and Activism
Spring Festival
Het Huis, Utrecht, The Netherlands
May 2016

'Who's there?'
Plenary lecture
Spring Academy
Centre for the Humanities, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
May 2016

‘Knock Knock’
Public lecture
Graz Architecture Lectures
Technical University Graz, Graz, Austria
April 2016


2015

‘The suburbs: a conversation with Timotheus Vermeulen’
Public lecture
Home and Away
Kai 10, Dusseldorf, Germany
November 2015

‘A metamodern future?’
with Robin van den Akker
Plenary lecture
A global technological and human transition
Lorentz Center, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
October 2015

‘Your time is not my time’
Public lecture
Authenticity in the digital age
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 2015

‘Wie die Gegenwart Historisch zu denken ist’
Keynote lecture
Broken Theories
Kai 10, Dusseldorf, Germany
June 2015

‘Yuck, another –ism?’: The difficulty of historicizing the present’
Keynote lecture
Collecting the Emerging
University College London, London, UK
May 2015

 

'Feeling Anthropocene’
Plenary lecture
Antropocene/Capitalocene
BAK, Utrecht, The Netherlands
May 2015

 
 

‘Art and the articulation of the (im)possible’
Public lecture
The world rearranges itself
Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
April 2015

‘Metamodernism, again…’
Public lecture
Marres, Maastricht, The Netherlands
March 2015

‘Waarom vrouwen meisjes worden genoemd: Girls en andere verhalen’
Public lecture
International Woman’s Day Lecture
University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
March 2015

'Metamodernisme'
with Robin van den Akker
Public lecture
Metamodernisme
NWE Vorst, Tilburg, The Netherlands
February 2015

'Wat is het metamodernisme?’
with Robin van den Akker
Public lecture
Filosofisch Café Felix & Sofie
Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
January 2015

'Het metamodernisme: een korte inleiding met plaatjes’
Plenary lecture
VONKC Vereniging Onderwijs Kunst en Cultuur
Hogeschool Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
January 2015


2014

'The space of sculpture'
Plenary lecture
Sculpture Unlimited II
Kunstuniversitat Linz, Linz, Austria
November 2014

'A tale of three depth models’
Plenary lecture
Surfen en Duiken
Studium Generale Artez, Zwolle, The Netherlands
November 2014

 

‘Introduction to Metamodernism’
with Robin van den Akker
Public lecture
Metamodernism: The Return of History
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
September 2014

 
 

'We need to talk about metamodernism’
Keynote lecture
Oscillate: Metamodernism and the Humanities
Strathclyde University Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
September 2014

'Betty Knows Best’
Keynote lecture
NOISE Summer School
Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
August 2014

‘Which Side Are You On? Theorising, sort of, the post-post-historical subject'
Public lecture
Just Who Do You Think You Are?
Museum of Contemporary Arts Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
June 2014

‘A brief introduction metamodernism, with pictures’
Public lecture
Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht
May 2014

‘The metamodern structure of feeling’
Public lecture
Academy of the Arts, Bergen, Norway
March 2014

‘The metamodern sensibility’
Public lecture
Technical University Graz, Graz, Austria
January 2014

‘Art, utopia, dystopia'
Public lecture
with Rob Voerman, Robin van den Akker and Saskia van Stein
Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
February 2014

‘New Television Aesthetics’
Keynote lecture
RMES Winterschool
Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
January 2014


2013

‘Metamodernism, or the cultural logic of Capitalism 4.0’ 
with Robin van den Akker
Public lecture
Strelka, Moscow, Russia
December 2013

‘Metamodernism, or periodising the 2000s’
with Robin van den Akker
Public lecture
Dostoyevski Public Library, Moscow, Russia
December 2013

‘MIMS'
with Andy Holden
Public conversation
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
November 2013

‘Basin of attraction'
with Timur Si-Qun
Public conversation
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
October 2013

‘Metamodern Values’
with Robin van den Akker
Public lecture
Tent/Witte de With Rotterdam, The Netherlands
September 2013

‘Periodizing the 2000s’
with Robin van den Akker
Keynote lecture
Emotional Geographies
University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands
July 2013

‘Recycling the Scrapheap of History: From Postmodern Downcycling to Metamodern upcycling’
Plenary lecture
Trash Aesthetics
University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany
July 2013

‘A new dawn’
Keynote lecture
A new dawn
Artez, Enschede, the Netherlands
May 2013

‘As if’
Plenary lecture
Futures of the Present
University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
May 2013

‘Form as concept’
Keynote lecture
TISS Winterschool
Kloster Bernried, Munich, Germany
January 2013


2012

‘TV als Kunst? De casus Mad Men’
Public lecture
Soeterbeeck Lecture Series
Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
October 2012

‘Marta Kuzma-Hannah Ryggen’
Public lecture
Documenta
Fredericianum, Kassel, Germany
August 2012

‘The future’s future’
Public lecture
Facing forward: Art and Theory from a future perspective'
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
June 2012

‘An introduction to metamodernism’
Public lecture
Photogrid, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
June 2012

‘Discussing Metamodernism’
Public lecture
with Robin van den Akker
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin, Germany
March 2012


2011

‘Watching Television with Jacque Ranciere’
Public lecture
On Television
Frieze Art Fair London
September 2011


2010

‘Notes on metamodernism’
Plenary lecture
Thinking in Unity after Postmodernism
Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
November 2010

* This is a list of conference keynotes and invited talks only and does not include conference papers.