Debate 2011 / berna, suiza

Art + Argument at the Kunstmuseum Bern


24 Mayo 2011, 7pm
Kunstmuseum Bern

Hodlerstrasse 8-12, 3000 Bern 7, Suiza

Real life has no place in an art gallery


This debate takes place in the context of the exhibition Dislocación

Four cultural experts in two opposing teams debate and discuss what belongs and does not belong in a gallery. Each participant has been assigned a position opposing or defending the motion, and each has five minutes to argue their case uninterrupted. Thereafter the speakers challenge each other, and the audience may in turn question the speakers. The event ends 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) or visit