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Die Kunst, nicht dermaßen regiert zu werden

28. November 2010 – 9. Januar 2011
Eröffnung: Samstag, 27.11.2010, 19 Uhr

Eine Ausstellung des
Württembergischen Kunstvereins Stuttgart

Im Rahmen von
Re-Designing the East. Politisches Design in Asien und Europa /
In Charge. The Role of Political Designers in Transformation

Idee und Konzept
Hans D. Christ, Yvonne P. Doderer, Iris Dressler,
Stephan Köperl, Sylvia Winkler

Mit Beiträgen von
NOH Suntag, Daniel García Andújar, Dan Perjovschi und anderen

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The Art of Not Being Governed Like That

November 28, 2010 – January 9, 2011

An exhibition by
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

In conjunction with
Re-Designing the East. Political Design in Asia und Europe / In Charge. The Role of Political Designers in Transformation

Idea und conception
Hans D. Christ, Yvonne P. Doderer, Iris Dressler, Stephan Köperl, Sylvia Winkler

With contributions by
NOH Suntag, Daniel García Andújar, Dan Perjovschi and others
The exhibition The Art of Not Being Governed Like That, refering in its title to Michel Foucualt, is an independent project while simultaneously comprising part of the exhibition Re-Designing the East: Political Design in Asia and Europe.

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Subversive Praktiken / Practices

Kunst unter Bedingungen politischer Repression
60er –80er / Südamerika / Europa

Art under Conditions of Political Repression
60s–80s / South America / Europe

Eds.: Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler
Published by Hatje Cantz
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2755-6
584 pages, German-Englich, 804 illustrations (541 in color)
Format: 17 x 24 cm, Hardcover
Price: 39,80 Euro
Members of WKV: 35 Euro
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Christian Wick
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The catalogue Subversive Practices, published in the framework of the eponymous exhibition at the Württembergischer Kunstverein in 2009, focuses on experimental and conceptual artistic practices generated under conditions of political repression in South America and Europe during the nineteen-sixties to eighties. Artistic practices are explored that not only call into question the traditional conception of art, the institution, or the relationship between art and public, but that were also posited against the existing political systems of power. Subversive Practices offers—besides documentation of the exhibition, in which over three hundred works were presented, and an introduction to its thematic fields—contributions by the thirteen co-curators as well as texts, manifestos, and scripts originating in the nineteen-sixties to eighties, with most translated into German and English for the first time.

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An Approach to the Confluences between Art, Architecture, and Design in Catalonia

1969–1979:

Subversive Practices
Art under Conditions of Political Repression
60s–80s / South America / Europe

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
May 30 – August 2, 2009

Curators: Valentín Roma, Daniel García Andújar

Ricardo Bofill/Taller de Arquitectura, Eugeni Bonet (Archive), COAC Archiv, Enric Franch (Archive), Antoni Muntadas, Pere Portabella, Grup de Treball, Sala Vinçon (Archive)

This project sets out to reconstruct the aesthetic and political dimension acquired by conceptual practices in Catalonia during the nineteen-seventies. With this in view, the analysis has been oriented toward a set of proposals developed in a variety of areas—art, architecture, design, film, and education—which nevertheless all shared the same circuits of visibility, closely related language and attitudes, and certain ideological positions that were characterized by their spirit of protest and antagonism. The core of the project consists of five pieces by the Grup de Treball that in some sense point to the disciplines mentioned above. In order to contextualize these, a heterogeneous archive has been put together, drawn from the documentary holdings of (amongst others) the COAC (Association of Architects of Catalonia), the Sala Vinçon gallery, the FAD decorative arts association, and the Elisava and Eina design schools, along with a number of art projects—the film Esquizo (Schizo) by the Taller de Arquitectura and Reflexões sobre a morte (Reflections on Death) by Antoni Muntadas, among others—and also a selection of visual and bibliographical documents from those years. (Valentín Roma, Daniel García Andújar)

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Subversive Practices. Art under Conditions of Political Repression

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Press release
Subversive Practices
Art under Conditions of Political Repression
60s–80s / South America / Europe


May 30 – August 2, 2009

Artists
Carlos Altamirano, Gábor Altorjay, Lucy Angulo, Ângelo de Aquino, Luis Arias Vera, Autoperforationsartisten, Artur Barrio, László Beke (Archiv), Horia Bernea, Ricardo Bofill/Taller de Arquitectura, Teresa Burga, CADA, Ulises Carrión, Dalibor Chatrný, Carlfriedrich Claus, COAC Archiv, Attila Csernik, Lutz Dammbeck, Guillermo Deisler, Eugenio Dittborn, Juan Downey, Jorge Eielson, Diamela Eltit, Miklós Erdély, Roberto Evangelista, Constantin Flondor, Fernando França Cocchiarale, Enric Franch (Archiv), Die Gehirne, Carlos Ginzburg, Ion Grigorescu, Claus Hänsel, Rafael Hastings, Paulo Herkenhoff, Emilio Hernández Saavedra, Taller E.P.S. Huayco, Joseph W. Huber, Pavel Ilie, Indigo Group, IPUT (superintendent: Tamas St.Auby), Iosif Kiraly, Jiri Kocman, Kollektive Aktionen, Carlos Leppe, Gastão de Magalhães, Oskar Manigk, Francisco Mariotti, Alfredo Márquez, Gonzalo Mezza, Ivonne von Mollendorff, Muntadas, Paul Neagu, Olaf Nicolai, César Olhagaray, Clemente Padín, Letícia Parente, Grupo Paréntesis, Catalina Parra, Gyula Pauer, Luis Pazos, Dan Perjovschi, Julio Plaza, Féliks Podsiadly, Robert Rehfeld, Herbert Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Romero, Lotty Rosenfeld, Jesús Ruiz Durand, Juan Javier Salazar, Hugo Salazar del Alcázar, Valeri Scherstjanoi, Cornelia Schleime, Grupul Sigma, Petr Stembera, Gabriele Stötzer, Grup de Treball, Regina Vater, Cecilia Vicuña, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Sala Vinçon (Archiv), Krzysztof Wodiczko, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeld, Horacio Zabala, Sergio Zevallos

Idea and Concept
Iris Dressler, Hans D. Christ

Cocurators
Ramón Castillo / Paulina Varas (Santiago de Chile / Valparaíso); Fernando Davis (Buenos Aires); Cristina Freire (São Paulo); Sabine Hänsgen (Bochum); Miguel Lopez / Emilio Tarazona (Barcelona / Lima); Ileana Pintilie Teleaga (Timisoara); Valentín Roma / Daniel García Andújar (Barcelona); Annamária Szöke / Miklós Peternák (Budapest); Anne Thurmann-Jajes (Bremen)

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Research the Research / Capitalist City as Urban Utopia

Postcapital: Vortragsreihe, Workshops, Filmprogramm
Württembergischer Kunstverein, Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart, Fon: +49 (0)711 22 33 70, info@wkv-stuttgart.de

Recherche Recherchieren / Die kapitalistische Stadt als urbane Utopie

Workshop
Leitung: Yvonne P. Doderer
17. + 18. Januar 2009, jeweils 12 – 18 Uhr

Das von Daniel García Andújar innerhalb seines Projektes Postcapital. Archive 1989 – 2001 zugänglich gemachte, digitale Material eröffnet vielfältige Fragestellungen und Möglichkeiten zur kritischen Reflektion.

Teil 1: Research the Research (17. Januar 2009)

Ein erster Fragenkomplex betrifft das Archiv selbst. Wie sind digitale Archive strukturiert? Worin unterscheiden sich digitale Archive von anderen Archiven? Wer hat Zugang zu digitalen Archiven und Informationen? Welche Strategien der Erschließung und Aneignung sind notwendig, um aus Daten Wissen zu generieren? Wenn wir bereits in vernetzten Archiven leben: Welche Realitäten und Lebensformen werden hier konstruiert? Ist die Datenflut, mit der wir uns heute konfrontiert sehen, nur Ausdruck einer technologischen Verheißung auf mehr Kontrolle oder führt sie auch zu einem Mehr an partizipatorischer Handlungsmacht – insbesondere in urbanen Räumen?

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Where is Now?

Film and lecture program

Curated by Katrin Mundt
16 and 17 January 2009, 7 – 10:30 pm

Mary Koszmary, Yael Bartana

Mary Koszmary, Yael Bartana

Postcapital: Vortragsreihe, Workshops, Filmprogramm
Württembergischer Kunstverein, Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart, Fon: +49 (0)711 22 33 70, info@wkv-stuttgart.de

“Where is Now?” picks up at the archive as a repository for the present— a medial place where reality is not only stored and formatted in images and documents but also interpreted and configured anew through each individual access. Here, time itself becomes a malleable substance, the material of playful intervention and radical reinterpretation. From the perspective of different presents—from the nineteen-sixties through today—the films and videos in this program frustrate the linear progression of time.

Historical crises and turning points in particular, which still today determine the rhythm of our time calculations, are encountered by the works with skepticism. Their protagonists develop strategies for overcoming history—by proclaiming new beginnings, by inhabiting the permanent crisis of a precarious present, or by staging a retro-future against the backdrop of dated utopias. The works problematize the state of experience and perception as well as of agency and representation under archive conditions: in the images self-created by societies in order to ensure their presentness, in the ways in which embodied memory becomes manifest, and in the medial exploration of deviance and dissent.

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Felix Stalder: Remixing and the Culture of Networked Society

Lecture (german)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 7 pm

Abstract

Remixing—the use of existing works to create new works—is more than just a style of electronic music. Remixing rather characterizes a meta-method that is becoming increasingly pivotal to all cultural practices. While many avant-garde movements of the twentieth century were concerned with processes of authorship decentering, the universal medium of the networked computer at the dawn of the twenty-first century turned it into a mass phenomenon. Felix Stalder will be presenting an overview of the ramifications of this changeover, which links questions of media-related development with a reconceptualization of authorship and with legal, economic, and sociopolitical dynamics.

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Kirsten Wagner: “Postcapital” or What Follows the City?

The Knowledge City
Postcapital: Vortragsreihe, Workshops, Filmprogramm
Württembergischer Kunstverein, Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart, Fon: +49 (0)711 22 33 70, info@wkv-stuttgart.de

Lecture (german)
Thursday, January 15, 2009, 7 pm

Abstract
With the advent of the so-called information age, much seemed prone to vanish: the body, the space, the city, the book along with its institution, the library. But everything returns, and not only as visual metaphors on monitor surfaces. While the physical body has proved to be an equally ineluctable and refractory factor in technical thing ensembles, megacities—notably illustrated by media geography through their radiant diagrams and maps—have asserted themselves as spatial and economic centers of a globally networked media culture. And despite an increasing digitalization that includes historical text and image inventory, libraries have been experiencing an unexpected renaissance over the past years, as attested to by a series of spectacular newly erected libraries.

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