Public symposium with lectures and workshops by:
Avi Feldman, Curator, and Owner & Director, Wannsee Contemporary, on the exhibition "I was dead on the Internet" (Sifang Art Museum) by Shanghai and Berlin-based media artist, blogger, activist, and programmer aaajiao. Feldman will share his research on the law and art in China, developed during his residency at the Ming Contemporary Art Museum (McaM), Shanghai, and will be joined by aaajiao for a Q&A.
Isabelle Graw, co-founder and publisher of the journal Texte zur Kunst, and professor of art history and art theory, Hochschule für Bildende Künste–Städelschule, Frankfurt, on the changing value of art in relation to recent protest movements such as Black Live Matters and the #metoo movement.
Johan Frederik Hartle, rector of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna; acting rector and professor of art science and media theory at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe; Associate Professor of Aesthetics at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou; and Associate Member of the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, on the aesthetic-political implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and its relationship to the notion of the spectacle.
Liz Rech and Salah Zater, Schwabinggrad Ballett, in a participatory movement workshop informed by activism and collective practices.
Maayan Sheleff, curator and PhD candidate at the PhD in Practice in Curating, University of Reading/Zurich University of the Arts, in conversation with filmmaker, writer, and curator Boaz Levin, co-founder of the Research Center for Proxy Politics, and editor of Cabinet Magazine's Kiosk platform, on the politics of the voice and the gaze.
Additional speaker topics to be announced.
*A selection of lectures will be live streamed.