2013.10.10 - 2013.10.10

New Perspectives On Curatorial Practice

Ekaterina Degot om Bergen Assembly 2013 - Monday Begins on Saturday

Föreläsningsserie med unika och högaktuella föreläsningar av internationellt verksamma curatorer och konstteoretiker.

Varje föreläsning följs av ett öppet samtal och mingel med bar och DJ. Programmet genomförs i samarbete med Akademin Valand, Göteborgs Konsthall, Rumänska Kulturinstitutet i Stockholm och Polska Institutet. 

Plats: Röda Sten, Lounge & Restaurang

Tid: 17.30-19.00

Temat

Bergen Assembly – An Initiative for Art and Research is a new international triennial based in Bergen, Norway, the first edition taking place August 31 – October 27, 2013. The triennial is the outcome of a long process of reflection and deliberation. Following a proposal put forth by the City of Bergen to establish an international biennial, the idea was thoroughly discussed during the Bergen Biennial Conference in September 2009. The conference organized by Bergen Kunsthall, aimed to generate new research and critical discourse around the model of the biennial and its proliferation worldwide, and it was followed by  he publication The Biennial Reader (Hatje Cantz / Bergen Kunsthall) in 2010, the most comprehensive survey of the biennial topic published to date.

The Moscow based curators Ekaterina Degot and David Riff are appointed curators of the first edition of Bergen Assembly, which has taken the form of an international exhibition, publication and a symposium. Spread over 11 art venues in Bergen, the exhibition Monday Begins on Saturday, presents the positions of approximately 50 artists working in a variety of media. The works are outcomes of critical-imaginative research into the heightened contradictions and particular injustices of our time. As a contemporary rewriting of the Soviet fantasy novel Monday Begins on Saturday by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, from which its title is derived, the exhibition is conceived as an archipelago of fictitious research institutes that defamiliarize the existing identity and implications of the exhibition’s venues.

For the lecture series New Perspectives on Curatorial Practices, Curator Ekaterina Degot will give a presentation of the exhibition Monday Begins on Saturday, after a short introduction by director Evelyn Holm, reflecting on development of the triennial after the conference in 2009. www.bergenassembly.no

Om föreläsaren

Ekaterina Degot Ph. D, konstvetare, författare och curator baserad i Moskva. Degot arbetade länge som journalist och konstkritiker med en tydlig politisk position, hon har också skrivit många internationella publikationer om modernism i Sovjetunionen, samtida rysk samhällshistoria och dess konstscen. Hon har gätföreläst vid många amerikanska och europeiska universitet och arbetar för tillfället som professor vid Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia.

Utöver många konsthistoriska och antropologiska utställningar, baserade på research, hon har curerat (tillsammans med Cosmin Costinaş och David Riff) den första upplagan av Ural Industrial Biennial i Ekaterinburg, 2010; den diskussionsbaserade plattformen inom ramen för Kiev Biennial of Contemporary Art, 2012; medcurator för Time/Food vid Stella Art Foundation i Moskva, 2012. Nyligen var hon medredaktör till boken Post-Post-Soviet?: Art, Politics and Society in Russia at the Turn of the Decade (2013).