Curatorial Meet-up Berlin: Dialogues on…

Curatorial Meet-up Berlin: Dialogues on art, curating and politics

Ebersstrasse 3, Platanenstrasse 24, Berlin
A workshop and exchange between students and staff from De Appel (Amsterdam), Bard CCS (New York), and Valand Academy (Göteborg), with special guests Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Paul B. Preciado, on 6 and 7 June 2018 at the new project space K, and at Bard College Berlin.

Opening Keynote DEFIANCE IN/AS RADICAL LOVE: Soliciting Friction Zones and Healing Spaces Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, followed by a talk with Evan Calder Williams and Niels Van Tomme 20:00-21:00 June 6 at K, Ebersstrasse 3, 10827 Berlin ( k-komma.de )

Student Exchange and Break Out Groups With Dave Beech, Guus van Engelshoven, Rachael Rakes, Evan Calder Williams, and Mick Wilson 11:00-13:00 June 7 at Bard College Berlin, Platanenstrasse 24, 13156 Berlin

There will be a short introduction to the day by Guus and Mick, and then the students will be invited to work in smaller break out groups, to introduce themselves and their current work. The small break out groups will be designed to include a mix of participants from all three partners.

Closing Keynote REVOLT IN THE CUBE: Curating Beyond the Politics of Identity Paul B. Preciado, followed by a talk with Evan Calder Williams and Rachael Rakes 14:00 -15:00 June 7 at Bard College Berlin, Platanenstrasse 24, 13156 Berlin http://www.berlin.bard.edu/contact/contact-us/

There are a few seats available for the Keynote Lectures, please RSVP: reservations [​at​] deappel.nl

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung is an independent art curator and biotechnologist. He is founder and artistic director of SAVVY Contemporary Berlin and editor-in-chief of SAVVY Journal for critical texts on contemporary African art. He is currently guest professor in curatorial studies at the Städelschule Frankfurt. He was curator-at-large for documenta 14, and is a guest curator of the 2018 Dak'Art Biennale in Senegal. Recent curatorial projects include: We have Delivered Ourselves from the Tonal - of, with, towards, on Julius Eastman, SAVVY Contemporary, 2018; That, Around Which the Universe Revolves: On Rhythmanalysis of Memory, Times, Bodies in Space, SAVVY Contemporary, Hebbel am Ufer, Kampnagel, a.o., 2016-18; Every Time A Ear di Soun — a documenta 14 Radio Program, SAVVY Contemporary, 2017; The Conundrum of Imagination, Leopold Museum Vienna/ Wienerfestwochen, 2017; An Age of our Own Making in Holbæk, MCA Roskilde and Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen, 2016-17; Unlearning the Given: Exercises in Demodernity and Decoloniality, SAVVY Contemporary, 2016. Paul B. Preciado is a philosopher, curator, and one of the leading thinkers in the study of gender and sexual politics. An Honors Graduate and Fulbright Fellow, he earned an M.A. in Philosophy and Gender Theory at the New School for Social Research in New York where he studied with Agnes Heller and Jacques Derrida. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Theory of Architecture from Princeton University. His first book, Contra-Sexual Manifesto (Columbia University Press) was acclaimed by French critics as “the red book of queer theory” and became a key reference for European queer and trans activism. He is the author of Testo Junkie. Sex, Drugs and Biopolitics (The Feminist Press) and Pornotopia (Zone Books) for which he was awarded the Sade Price in France. He has been Head of Research of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA) and Director of the Independent Studies Program (PEI) from 2011 to 2014. He has taught Philosophy of the Body and Transfeminist Theory at Université Paris VIII-Saint Denis and at New York University. From 2014 to 2017 he was Curator of Public Programs of documenta 14 (Kassel/Athens). He is the author of a bi-weekly chronicle at Libération newspaper. He is a writer in residency at the LUMA Foundation, Arlès, France. He lives between Athens, Paris, and Barcelona.
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