Public lectures: Curatorial practices II
Informal politics and contemporary art
Tuesday, 19. 2. 2008, at 8 pm
Project Room SCCA, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana
Political art is coming back, be it in the forms of documentary, intervention in real or virtual space, performance, installation, etc. Much of today's social and political work deals with informal economies (economic behaviours for survival and outside of the state's regulations) and informal politics (political processes that go beyond democratic procedures or the state's power structure).
Why does informality in these realms interest contemporary artists? What relevance can this type of art have to social life? How to produce and exhibit these political artworks, especially in considerations of the diversity of localities and the complexity of globalization?
Manray Hsu lives in Taipei and Berlin and works as an independent curator and art critic. He was a co-curator of The Sky Is the Limit: 2000 Taipei Biennial. His exhibitions include Wayward Economy and Naked Life (collaboration with Maren Richter) and the 2006 Liverpool Biennial (with Gerardo Mosquera). Together with Vasif Kortun he is a co-curator of 2008 Taipei Biennial.
The lecture will be in English language.
SCCA-Ljubljana program is supported by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana