Donnerstag, 19. November 2009

Art + Argument at Freymond-Guth & co fine arts

This house believes that art doesn’t need an audience

Vanessa Billy, Raphael Gygax, Sabine Schaschl and Christoph Schreiber debate the role of the viewer

25 November 2009


freymond-guth & co fine arts

Brauerstrasse 51, 8004 Zurich, Switzerland

Four cultural experts in two opposing teams debate a central art world issue. Teams must oppose or defend the motion, and each team member has five minutes to argue their case uninterrupted. After that speakers may 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, created by Aoife Rosenmeyer. To know more, write to