Simplicity and the fascination in "boredom"
Marja Sakari, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
11:00-11:30 Friday April 5

Susan Sontag said: "Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other." Can this be true? In my paper I will be looking at minimalist artworks that use simplicity to express meaning. I will frame a phenomenological approach to the question how such works touch us as viewers.