Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

Kenneth Goldsmith
 I Declare a Permanent State of Happiness

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi,
Nov. 27 h 18:30

curated by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

I Declare a Permanent State of Happiness

The American contemporary poet Kenneth Goldsmith presents at the Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi “I Declare a Permanent State of Happiness”, a lecture based on his latest and homonymous book focused on Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. The artist will discuss with the curatorial duo Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, Luigi Perissinotto, Professor of Philosophy of Language, and Roberta Dreon, professor of Aesthetics of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

The lecture happily celebrates the end of “HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails”, Kenneth Goldsmith’s exhibition curated by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi at Despar Teatro Italia.

Kenneth Goldsmith is famous for having extended the dada ready-made and the surrealist collage to digital writing and for having founded UbuWeb, the most important online archive dedicated to the avant-garde of the XX and XXI centuries.

The talk will be followed by the screening of the main films of Stan VanDerBeek, expanded filmmaker and leading exponent of the New American Cinema Group, whose films are mostly available on UbuWeb.

Event curated by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage and the Department of Humanities of Ca’ Foscari University, Zuecca Projects and Despar Aspiag Service.