27 March from 6 pm to 9 pm and 28 March, from 11 am to 8 pm
Friday, 27 March 2009
Devin Fore: Labor sans phrase
Christina Kiaer: Artistic production of the Socialist object
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Doug Ashford (Group Material): The Reinvention of Art Activism
Dimitry Vilensky (Chto Delat?): Art Collectivism after the Avant-Garde
Makrolab: New Links between Art and Science
Hito Steyerl: Documenting (in) Societies of Control
Debate and conclusions with Brian Holmes
Devin Fore is an assistant professor in the German department at Princeton University. He is currently research fellow at The American Academy in Berlin. He has published essays in the journals New German Critique and Grey Room, and has edited a special issue of October on the subject of Soviet factography.
Cristina Kiaer is an assistant professor in Art History at Northwestern University. She is the author of Imagine No Possessions: The Socialist Objects of Russian Constructivism and was the editor of Everyday Life in Early Soviet Russia: Taking the Revolution Inside.
Doug Ashford is a teacher at the Cooper Union School of Art. He is also a visual artist, and was a long-term member of the artists collective Group Material, with which he participated in over forty exhibitions and public projects, including The Castle, Democracy and AIDS Timeline.
Dmitry Vilensky is a member of Chto delat? a workgroup founded in St Petersburg in 2003 with the goal of merging theory, art and activism. Its members include artists, critics, philosophers and writers.
Makrolab is an art-science project that was founded by the Slovenian artist Marko Pelkjhan. It is a temporary sustainable laboratory designed to support artists and scientists who live alongside each other in isolation for periods of up to 120 days.
Hito Steyerl is a Berlin-based filmmaker and writer. She is currently Visiting Professor for Experimental Media Creation at the University of Arts, Berlin. She writes about the political implications of art.
Brian Holmes is an art critic, cultural theorist and activist. He is the author of Personality and Hieroglyphs of the Future and Unleashing the Collective Phantoms: Essays in Reverse Imagineering, and blogger at Continental Drift.