The next revolution will not be funded
- Public Event - Wednesday, 8th, 19.30 – 21.30 Large Auditorium 1+2
Is art to be understood as a philosophically acting entity – a brand of modernism that is revolutionary and perpetually unfinished – for which a public still has to be invented? Or will art only be encouraged, supported, and recognised if it does justice to prescribed criteria and merely “supplies” a culture industry? The conse- quence would be that important projects – projects difficult to grasp, “incompre- hensible” by nature – would fall through the net of funding structures and media.
Keynote: Sarat Maharaj (Goldsmith University of London; Malmö Art Academy/Lund University)
Speakers: Diedrich Diederichsen (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna)
Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Graduate Center of the City University, New York)
Simon Thompson (Wiels, Brussels)
Moderator: Gertrud Sandqvist (Malmö Art Academy/Lund University)
Concept/Coordination: Jürgen Bock (Maumaus School of Visual Arts, Lisbon)
The session will be in English and German; simultaneous translation available
Sarat Maharaj is Visiting Research Professor at Goldsmiths, University of London where he was Professor of Art History and Theory 1980-2005. He is currently Professor of Visual Art & Knowledge Systems, Malmö Art Academy/ Lund University, Sweden. His specialist research and publications focus on Marcel Duchamp, James Joyce and Richard Hamilton. He was co-curator of Documenta XI, 2002, Farewell to Postcolonialism. Guangzhou, 2008 and Art Knowledge and Politics, São Paulo Biennale. 2010. He was the chief curator of Pandemonium: art in a time of creativity fever, Gothenburg Biennale, 2011.
Diedrich Diederichsen was an editor of music magazines in the 80s (“Sounds”, Hamburg 1979-1983, “Spex”, Cologne 1985 -1991) and has contri- buted to magazines and reviews on (pop) music, politics, art, theatre, cinema, and design since 1980. He has been professor of Theory, Practice, and Commu- nication for Contemporary Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna since 2006. Recent Publications: Psicodelia y ready-made (Buenos Aires 2010), Utopia of Sound (co-ed) (Vienna 2010), Rock, Paper, Scissors – Pop-Music and Visual Arts (co-ed) (Graz 2009), Surplus Value (of Art) (Rotterdam, Berlin, New York 2008), Eigenblutdoping (Cologne 2008) and Kritik des Auges (Hamburg 2008).
Ruth Wilson Gilmore is Professor of Geography in the Earth and Environ- mental Studies Ph.D. programme at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York; and a Visiting Professor at Maumaus School of Visual Arts in Lisbon. She received a BA and MFA in Dramatic Literature and Criticism from Yale, and a PhD in Geography from Rutgers. Her book Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California is widely taught; other publications include “In the Shadow of the Shadow State” (in Incite! Eds., The Revolution Will Not be Funded). She has presented lectures and courses at many institutions worldwide.
Simon Thompson is a British artist who lives and works in Brussels.
Gertrud Sandqvist is a professor in the theory and history of ideas of vi- sual art at Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, Sweden. From 1995 to 2007 she was Dean at Malmö Art Academy. She is one of the founding members of EARN, European Art Research Network, and was a member of the jury of DAAD–Berliner Künstlerprogramm (1998-2002). She is member of the Ad- visory Board of the Maumaus School of Visual Arts, Lisbon. She co-curated the Modernautställningen, at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, in 2010 and the Gothenburg Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2011. Gertrud Sandqvist has written numerous texts on contemporary art.
Jürgen Bock works as a curator, publisher and art theorist. His curatorships have included the Project Room at the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon in 2000/2001 (Eleanor Antin, Harun Farocki, Renée Green and Allan Sekula among others), the 2003 Maia Biennial and the German participation in the 2005 Triennial of India in New Delhi (Andreas Siekmann). In 2007 Bock cura- ted the Portuguese Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennial (Ângela Ferreira). In 2008 he produced Manthia Diawara’s film Maison Tropicale. Jürgen Bock is the Director of the Maumaus School of Visual Arts in Lisbon responsible for the programme of the Maumaus residency programme and the exhibition space Lumiar Cité.