‘Regarding Nicolas Calas’ comprised a symposium, workshops and an exhibition that aim to reveal the interfaces, intersections, and relations between Calas’s art criticism, poetry, theoretical and philosophical writings, and his curatorial activities. The planned activities were also geared towards presenting and fostering new research on Calas’s extensive oeuvre and map his relations with other artists and critics. Calas’s interdisciplinary work is best situated at the juncture of European and American intellectual and political traditions and avant-gardism, and by foregrounding the aspects of Calas’s work that make it relevant for the present moment, this project also seeks to reactivate Calas’s critical insights and as a most fertile ground for transcultural dialogue between North American artistic and intellectual contexts and continental European intellectual traditions.
The symposium aimed to attract scholars currently researching Calas’s work and related areas, to reflect upon Calas’s own interdisciplinary output.
The workshops addressed practicing artists, students, and scholars.
The exhibition presented the original work created by artists as well as material, letters, and manuscripts from The Elena and Nicolas Calas archive.