Februar 2017
25.02.2017
2017 / 201702 / Artist Talk / Diskussion
Screening, artist talks, discussion
With Aya Momose, Robert Estermann, Jakob Jakobsen, Jso Maeder, Saman Anabel Sarabi & Josefine Reisch and the curators

Robert Estermann, Jakob Jakobsen, Jso Maeder, Aya Momose, Saman Anabel Sarabi
 
27.02.2017
2017 / 201701 / Curatorial Reading Group
Curatorial Reading Group
Session 2


 

März 2017
02.03.2017
2017 / 201703 / Diskussion / Installation
Temporary video installation The Judgment by Kosta Tonev, presentation and discussion with the artist
Kosta Tonev
 
04.03.2017
2017 / 201703 / Performance
INTERMEZZO (locus solus)
First visit

Jso Maeder
 
11.03.2017
2017 / 201703 / Performance
INTERMEZZO (locus solus)
Second visit

Jso Maeder
 
19.03.2017
2017 / 201703 / Buchvernissage / Finissage
Finissage of Theorem 4. Aesthetic Agency and the Practices of Autonomy
Part II: Der Prozess / The Trial
With a reading from the book Josefine, by Saman Anabel Sarabi / high times

Saman Anabel Sarabi
 

Saturday, 25.02.2017
17:00h

 

2017 / 201702 / Artist Talk / Diskussion
Screening, artist talks, discussion
With Aya Momose, Robert Estermann, Jakob Jakobsen, Jso Maeder, Saman Anabel Sarabi & Josefine Reisch and the curators

Robert Estermann, Jakob Jakobsen, Jso Maeder, Aya Momose, Saman Anabel Sarabi
 


Aya Momose in collaboration with Im Heung-soon, Exchange Diary. 2015-, 48 min.


Doors open 16:30h

17:00h Screening and artist talk by Aya Momose, followed by a discussion between Aya Momose, co-curator Miwa Negoro and the audience.
Japanese artist Aya Momose will screen Exchange Diary (2015-; 48 min), made in collaboration with Korean artist Im Heung-soon.

19:00h Discussion between the artists Robert Estermann, Jakob Jakobsen, Jso Maeder, Saman Anabel Sarabi & Josefine Reisch and the curators Dimitrina Sevova and Alan Roth.

This event is part of the exhibition project Theorem 4. Aesthetic Agency and the Practices of Autonomy. Part II: Der Prozess / The Trial.


Aya Momose

Exchange Diary
2015-. Video, HD, 48′09″. In collaboration with Im Heung-soon.

Taking the form of a visual diary, Exchange Diary is a collection of short films recorded and exchanged by two artists over a year, using a unique way in which each artist filmed a short video and sent it to their collaborator who then added their own narration based on their impressions of the visual images. This work incorporates each artist’s personal interpretation of the images combining the differences and similarities of their cultural, social and political values.

Initially, each artist shot a short video of their everyday lives or a place they had visited, and then sent the video to their collaborator. The other artist then watched the video, and added their own narration based on their impressions of the visual images. This artwork incorporates each artist’s personal interpretation of the images combining the differences and similarities of their cultural, social and political values.

Following the screening, Momose will introduce her artistic practices dealing with the issue related to one’s body and voice, including Lesson (Japanese).

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Monday, 27.02.2017
19:00h

 

2017 / 201701 / Curatorial Reading Group
Curatorial Reading Group
Session 2




The Curatorial Reading Group is a monthly reading session, a platform for contextualizing curatorial approaches and discourse through a continuous series of readings and discussions. Under the theme of ‘Curating, the Curatorial, and the Notion of Time,’ each session of the first season focuses on a selected text from theory to artistic practice.

This upcoming second session we will read the essay Time and Matter by Jean-François Lyotard, which was part of his input into his philosophical seminar following his landmark exhibition at Centre Pompidou in Paris in 1985, Les Immatériaux, and reflects on the philosophical ideas behind that exhibition. The exhibition inspired an entire generation of relational aesthetics, both curators and artists, from Nicolas Bourriaud to Jens Hoffmann, from Philippe Parreno to Pierre Huyghe, as well as the post-digital discourse and new media art context, with theoreticians and curators like Andreas Boeckmann and Yuk Hui.

You can download the text from here. If you are interested in joining our reading session, it is recommended that you to read it before.




As additional reading further contextualizing Lyotard's text, we recommend the short essay by John Rajchman, Les Immatériaux or How to Construct the History of Exhibitions, Tate Papers No.12 (Landmark Exhibitions Issue)
http://www.tate.org.uk/research/publications/tate-papers/12/les-immateriaux-or-how-to-construct-the-history-of-exhibitions

From John Rajchman's text:
Les Immatériaux was a ‘presentation of ideas’ in the specific sense of ‘presentation’ and ‘idea’ which Lyotard was trying to articulate at the time. It thus linked to another striking aspect of Lyotard’s curatorial experiment – the role and nature of accompanying research, or the role of ‘ideas’ and their ‘address’ in the style of philosophical teaching then current in Paris. With Les Immatériaux, the philosophical seminar would enter into the context of museum research, creating new relations which Lyotard would later evoke in his account of the experience. In the ‘open’ seminar, he would present ideas put forward in a suggestive philosophical text called Time and Matter, later published in a collection of essays entitled The Inhuman. The essay makes interesting reading today, in light of the current interest in exhibitions: in it, Lyotard sets out the larger philosophical ‘idea’ he hoped to ‘present’ through Les Immatériaux. What becomes clear is that Lyotard’s title concept of ‘immateriality’ was different from that of the ‘dematerialisation of art’ associated with the presentation of ideas in what came to be called ‘conceptual art’, and, in particular, ‘institutional critique’. The question thus arises of how this idea and this exhibition are related to that earlier ‘conceptual’ moment in the ‘dramatisation of information’, when the whole idea of the exhibition (or ‘presentation’) was rethought in a manner often opposed to a certain kind of Kantian aestheticism.”






An interview with the philosopher by Bernard Blistène published in Flash Art on the occasion of the exhibition in 1985 provides further background to the thinking behind the exhibition.

And Yuk Hui talks about the updated context of Les immatériaux in the post-digital discourse:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13EdYtfmJ0A

For the March session we propose to collectively select a text, possibly from the book 30 years after Les Immatériaux by Yuk Hui and Andreas Broeckmann.




This book features a previously unpublished report by Jean-François Lyotard on the conception of Les Immatériaux and its relation to postmodernity. Reviewing the historical significance of the exhibition, his text is accompanied by twelve contemporary meditations. The philosophers, art historians, and artists analyse this important moment in the history of media and theory, and reflect on the new material conditions brought about by digital technologies in the last 30 years.

Texts by Daniel Birnbaum, Jean-Louis Boissier, Andreas Broeckmann, Thierry Dufrêne, Francesca Gallo, Charlie Gere, Antony Hudek, Yuk Hui, Jean-François Lyotard, Robin Mackay, Anne Elisabeth Sejten, Bernard Stiegler, and Sven-Olov Wallenstein.

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Thursday, 02.03.2017
19:00h

 

2017 / 201703 / Diskussion / Installation
Temporary video installation The Judgment by Kosta Tonev, presentation and discussion with the artist
Kosta Tonev
 




18:30h: Doors open

A temporary video installation of The Judgment by Kosta Tonev will be on display all evening.

19:00h: Presentation by Kosta Tonev, and discussion with the artist





Kosta Tonev

The Judgment
2011, dual-channel video, 4 min 44 sec.

The video tells the story of a police roadblock. An artist has illegally appropriated the object transforming it into an exhibition piece. Shortly thereafter a police team enter the gallery where it is on display, and repossess it.
The first screen of the video installation presents the story as seen through the eyes of the cleaning lady who was the sole witness of the event. In the second, a group of actors impersonate the characters of her story.


The Judgment
2011, 2-Kanal-Videoinstallation, 4 Min 44 Sek.

Das Video erzählt die Geschichte eines Gegenstandes. Ein Künstler stiehlt eine Scherensperre von der Polizei und stellt sie danach in einer Galerie aus. Eines Tages wird die Putzfrau der Galerie von einer Gruppe von PolizistInnen überrascht, die ihre Scherensperre zurückfordern.
Im ersten Kanal dieser Videoinstallation erzählt die Putzfrau von dem Ereignis. Im zweiten werden die Personen aus ihrer Erzählung von SchauspielerInnen dargestellt.


This event is part of the exhibition project Theorem 4. Aesthetic Agency and the Practices of Autonomy. Part II: Der Prozess / The Trial.

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Saturday, 04.03.2017
14:00h

 

2017 / 201703 / Performance
INTERMEZZO (locus solus)
First visit

Jso Maeder
 

INTERMEZZO (locus solus), in which the audience is invited to a public visit of Jso Maeder's storage to select a few wrapped pieces or parts of installations, based on their wrapped shape, without seeing them. They will then be transported to Corner College for a public mise a nu par un objet.

14.00h: Meet at Bhf. Oerlikon, bus stop 62 direction „Schwamendingerplatz*, or
14.15h: Werkerei Schwamendingen, Luegislandstr. 105, 8051 ZH (Eingang Halle)
17.30h: Corner College (le public mis a nu par un objet)

This event is part of the exhibition project Theorem 4. Aesthetic Agency and the Practices of Autonomy. Part II: Der Prozess / The Trial.

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Saturday, 11.03.2017
14:00h

 

2017 / 201703 / Performance
INTERMEZZO (locus solus)
Second visit

Jso Maeder
 

INTERMEZZO (locus solus), in which the audience is invited to a public visit of Jso Maeder's storage to select a few wrapped pieces or parts of installations, based on their wrapped shape, without seeing them. They will then be transported to Corner College for a public mise a nu par un objet.

14.00h: Meet at Bhf. Oerlikon, bus stop 62 direction „Schwamendingerplatz*, or
14.15h: Werkerei Schwamendingen, Luegislandstr. 105, 8051 ZH (Eingang Halle)
17.30h: Corner College (le public mis a nu par un objet)

This event is part of the exhibition project Theorem 4. Aesthetic Agency and the Practices of Autonomy. Part II: Der Prozess / The Trial.

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Sunday, 19.03.2017
16:00h

 

2017 / 201703 / Buchvernissage / Finissage
Finissage of Theorem 4. Aesthetic Agency and the Practices of Autonomy
Part II: Der Prozess / The Trial
With a reading from the book Josefine, by Saman Anabel Sarabi / high times

Saman Anabel Sarabi
 

Celebrating high times on a Sunday afternoon with a small reading out of the book Josefine, a special high time music set, some tea and gin. high times at Corner College: http://www.hightimepublishers.com

This event is part of the exhibition project Theorem 4. Aesthetic Agency and the Practices of Autonomy. Part II: Der Prozess / The Trial.

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