Wouter Davidts: Writings & Projects


Selected Lectures and Conference Papers

* 28/01/2021: “A Born Traitor”: Brick Sculptures by Per Kirkeby
Webinar ‘The Unusual Suspects, Investigating Less Familiar Sculptural Materials from the 17thC to the present day’, The Scottish Society for Art History & Public Statues and Sculptures Association (PSSA)

* 27/04/2020: “Not so much a line as a star” Donald Judd and The Low Countries (1966-71)
The Courtauld Institute of Art, Centre for American Art, London, UK

* 16/01/2020: “Out of Necessity.” Art and Architecture in the work of Robbrecht and Daem Architects
TU Wien, Institute for Architecture and Design, Vienna, Austria

* 10/12/2019: Een museum waar de dingen overlappen. Robbrecht en Daem en het Boijmans van Beuningen.
Symposium Kijken naar Boijmans, Architectuur Instituut Rotterdam (AIR)

* 30/11/2019: ‘Look Who’s Talking’ 
Exhibition Gabriel Kuri: sorted, resorted, WIELS, Brussels, Belgium

* 09/11/2019: Art on Display (moderator panel discussion)
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lissabon, Portugal

* 14/09/2019: Per Kirkeby: Brick Sculptures (panel discussion)
Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Wijnegem, BE

* 12-14/06/2019: Architecture and the Debasing of an Art Collection: A.M.O. Rem Koolhaas and the new collection presentation at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (with Anton Pereira Rodriguez)
Conference ‘The Values of Architecture and the Economy of Culture’
The University of Queensland, UQ Brisbane City, AUS

* 22/03/2019: ‘I would prefer not to’
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

* 28/09/2018: Triple Bond: Art, Architecture and Museums
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Stedelijk Book Club
book club 2018

* 11/10/2017: Artists’ Estates and Academia: The Archives of Philippe Vandenberg at Ghent University Library
Lynn Chadwick Estate, Lypiatt Park, UK
Workshop Artists’ Estates (9-15/10/2017), organised by The Institute For Artists’ Estates, Courtauld Institute of Art, Henry Moore Foundation, Lynn Chadwick Estate, and Christies

* 20/09/2017: Matthew Day Jackson in conversation with Wouter Davidts
Conversation on the occasion of the book launch of Philippe Vandenberg: Absence, etc. (Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2017), Hauser & Wirth Bookshop, 548 West 22nd Street, New York, NY, US

* 07/09/2017: Sarah Oppenheimer in Conversation with Wouter Davidts
Gallery talk on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Sarah Oppenheimer: S-01, Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UK

* 18/02/2017: “Trendsetter and/or Town Fool”: Luc Deleu and the “Proposals and Advices” (1972–80) (with Stefaan Vervoort)
SAH (Society of Architectural Historians) panel Architecture and Comedy, College Art Association (CAA) 105th Annual Conference, New York, US

* 15/10/2016: ‘I am totally uninterested in European Art and I think it’s over with’: Donald Judd’s hat trick at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (1970/ -79/ -87)
Conference Minimalism: Location Aspect Moment, Department of English and Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK (website)

* 14/09/2016: The Corner Show
ATCH (Architecture Theory Criticism History) Research Centre, School of Architecture, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, AU

* 09/09/2016: As Pointless as a Yard Rule: Barnett Newman and the Scale of Art
ATCH (Architecture Theory Criticism History) Research Centre, School of Architecture, The University of Queensland, and BCVA (Brisbane Consortium of Visual Art), Brisbane, AU

* 07/09/2016: A Ziggurat of Brick and Concrete: Tate Modern and 21st Century Museum Architecture
Architecture Department, Monash Art Design & Architecture, Monash University, Melbourne, AU

* 05/08/2016: WERE IT AS IF Exhibition Reading

Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL: Exhibition Bik van der Pol, WERE IT AS IF http://www.wdw.nl/

* 16/06/2016: Meet the Artist: James Casebere in conversation with Wouter Davidts

BOZAR, Brussels, BE

* 03/03/2016: Triple Bound: Art, Architecture & the Museum

Faculty of Architecture, TUDelft, Delft, NL

* 27/02/2016: Ref: Barnett Newman: David Diao in Conversation with Wouter Davidts

Office Baroque Gallery, Brussels, BE: http://www.officebaroque.com/

* 29/10/2015: ‘Not as tight as the corner that I painted myself in’

Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, BE: http://extracitykunsthal.org/ECK13/en/project/the-corner-show-2/

* 02/03/2015: Corners and more

Studio for Immediate Spaces, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL: http://www.immediatespaces.nl/

* 14/02/2015: FREE SOL LEWITT by SUPERFLEX at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

College Art Association (CAA) 103rd Annual Conference, New York, US / Session Collecting and the Institutionalization of Contemporary Art (1990-2015) [Chairs Elenora Charans & Roberta Serpolli]

* 10/10/2014: As Pointless as a Yard Rule: Barnett Newman and the Scale of Painting

GradCAM, The School of Art  Design and Printing, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, IE

* 15/05/2014: Working the interstice: artists’ studios under (re)construction

The Artist Studio and the Art Museums (keynote)ARoS, Denmark: http://www.aros.dk

*o1/03/2014: Declaring Space. Barnett Newman and Scale

Studio for Immediate Spaces, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL: http://www.immediatespaces.nl/

* 30/09/2013: Cleaning up the Studio

Build Your Own Studio, KASK, Ghent, BE: http://schoolofartsgent.be/nl/agenda-nieuws/agenda/build-your-own-studio-symposium

* 09/05/2013: Displacement and Reconstruction: Francis Bacon Studio, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin


* 22/04/2013: Architecture Without Address: Luc Deleu and the Lessons in Scale and Perspective

INDESEM 2013 : Scale Matters, TUDELFT, NL ; http://www.indesem.nl/ ; http://collegerama.tudelft.nl/Mediasite/Play/a9933d33e7a343ffa25e5e2d0a32768a1d

* 7/04/2013: Object, Body, and Building: Claes Oldenburg

The Terra Foundation Lectures in Americanist Postmodern at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, US ; http://www.saic.edu/


* 11/12/2012: Architecture Without Address: Luc Deleu and the Lessons in Scale and Perspective

Volt, Bergen, NO ; http://www.gallerivolt.no/

* 15-17/11/2012: Scalar Politics. Luc Deleu and the Lessons in Scale and Perspective (paper)

Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence, AHRA Conference 2012, London Metropolitan University, London, UK

* 21/08/2012: The Fall of the Studio

Raus aus dem (traditionellen) Atelier, Sommer Academy, Salzburg, AUT

* 4/05/2011: Claes Oldenburg and the Politics of Scale

On the Social and Political Roles of Art and Architecture, TUDelft, DSD School of Design, Delft, NL

* 14/04/2011: Home Improvement & Studio Stupor:  À propos de la (Totes) Haus ur de Gregor Schneider 

L’atelier en Question. Journée d’étude, ERSEP, Tourcoing, FR

* 7/03/2011: Een wederzijds verbond. Over Instituties en Architectuur

Prof. Robert Bilsen Fonds voor Cultuurmanagement Conferentie, Antwerpen, BE

* 17/02/2011: Donald Judd in Europe: A hattrick at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (paper)

Holland-America Symposium, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede – VU University Amsterdam, NL


* 19/11/2010: Internal Scale: Donald Judd (paper)

SCALE: AHRA Conference 2010, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK


* 20/10/2010: “You specify it, we fabricate it”: The Art of Production

Magasin 3, Stockholm, SE


* 07/05/2010: Nas muzej nikada nece biti izgraden! /  Our museum will never be built!

Platforma 9,81 – Institute for Research in Architecture, Zagreb, CR


* 03/03/2010: Van Muur, Wand en Wall

Studium Generale, Hogeschool Gent (‘Over muren … en andere vrijheden’), BE


* 13/02/2010: From “Mr. Big of SoHo” to “The Man who Bought Marfa”: Donald Judd and the Lateral Amplification of Sculpture (paper)

College Art Association 98th Annual Conference, Chicago (Session: The Age of Enlargement), US


* 04/04/2009, Museums & Architecture

The Function(s) of the Museum, Inaugural Conference of the Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI), Rome, I


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