“Le Relazioni oltre le Immagini” Conference – Day Two at PAC Milano: Videos of Irit Rogoff’s Keynote

PAC, the Contemporary Art Pavilion of Milan, hosts the second appointment of “The Relationships beyond Images” (Le Relazioni oltre le Immagini) program, a series of conferences exploring the current trends in public art and analyzing their relation with contemporary social space. This series is part of the “ArtLine Milano” public program, a City of Milan public art project based in the CityLife Park.

Are there any other possible forms of democracy? How does art in the public sphere become a tool for imagining and exploring a participatory democracy based on critical reflection rather than on the pursuit of consensus? What role does the artist play in a public and shared space?

This conference day, through the contributions of museum directors, theorists, curators and artists, aims to address the relationship between art, institutions and collective imagination by answering these questions from a theoretical-historical-philosophical and practical-political-artistic point of view, without neglecting the normative aspects and the limitations associated with operating in a public space.

Speakers: Irit Rogoff, Charles Esche, Antoni Muntadas, Iida Shihoko, Tania Bruguera, Federico Rahola, Olu Oguibe.

Moderators: Cecilia Guida, head of the ArtLine public program, Roberto Pinto, ArtLine coordinator, Diego Sileo, curator at PAC.

Two of the interventions will also provide the opportunity to meet two protagonists of PAC’s incoming exhibition season: Tania Bruguera, who will showcase her work at PAC in March 2020 with a solo show during Miart and Art Week, and Iida Shihoko who will curate an exhibition on contemporary Japanese art in autumn 2020, also at PAC.

Here the link to the press release with biographies of all lecturers:


Irit Rogoff’s Keynote: