Livio Baumgartner, Marco de Mutiis, Natalie Keppler and Sarah Zürcher debate the motion:
Documentary is not art
in the context of the Arnold Odermatt retrospective exhibition at Photobastei.
22nd February 2017, 7pm
art+argument is a forum for discussing culture where the unspeakable may be said. Four cultural experts in two opposing teams debate and discuss a motion that they have been assigned. Each participant has been given 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. 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.
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