The series is concerned with painting as a discursive practice. Off the Painting questions and discusses how and to what extent painted images have an argument beyond their surface. The invited guests are theoretically and practically involved with painting, visual culture and related fields. The talks are both a reflection on the current position of the painting within the art system as well as the working out of specific qualities of painted pictures in their extended context of media discourses. The focus is on artistic positions that combine painting with a conceptual approach. The interest of this event series, therefore, is analyzing painting as an apparatus/dispositive. This raises the question of what current relevance painting may have for cultural and political image production.