This autumn Translocal Institute launches the Experimental Reading Room, an ongoing series of public seminars and guest lectures on art and ecology - the first meeting of the Art in the Age if the Anthropocene seminar group will be held on 20 October at 18.00 at Translocal Institute.
Our exhibition #underthestars for curated_by_vienna is on view at Knoll Gallery Vienna until 15 November 2014.
River SymposiumThe River Symposium on Art, Ecopower and the Liberation of Energy investigates the inter-streaming of ecology, energy and power.
#underthestars@curated_by_viennaEcological alternatives to the 24/7 immaterial worker who spends too much time in bed with Tibor Horváth, Oto Hudec, Renata Poljak and Davor Sanvincenti
The River SchoolThe River School aims to foster new thinking about environmental sustainability and inspire creative encounters with the natural world.
Art, Activism and Daily Life in an Age of CrisisPresentation on The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, a collective that brings artists and activists together to create new forms of civil disobedience and post capitalist life.
Like a Bird: Avian Ecologies in Contemporary ArtChanging human relationship to the natural world, the channelling of environmental awareness, and the political dimensions of ecology.
River Symposium on Art, Ecopower and the Liberation of Energy
Central European University, Budapest
3 October 2014, 14.00-19.00
River Excursion to Szentendre
4 October 2014, 10.00-17.30
Speakers: Axel Braun, Peter Coates, Ian Fairlie, Jozsef R. Juhász, Cecylia Malik, Ilona Németh, James Prosek, Martin Schmid and Nick Thorpe
The River Symposium on Art, Ecopower and the Liberation of Energy considers the political, social and ecological proportions of the river and examines it as a site of power. While appreciating the natural strength, kinetic energy and resilience of rivers, the discussion will also take into account political struggles over their use, as well as schemes to control and harness their flows. The presentations will reconstruct the environmental history of rivers and the role of human agency in shaping them, with the social, political and artistic histories of the River Danube forming a particular focus of the symposium. Along with examining critical approaches to energy policy and the ecopower associated with rivers, the symposium will also introduce innovative attempts from outside the technocratic mainstream to visualise and bring about the liberation of energy. The River Symposium provides a setting for artists, environmental historians, scientists and activists to bridge their fields and investigate the inter-streaming of ecology, energy and power. The symposium will also take a boat trip on the Danube for more fluid discussions...(more)
Knoll Gallery Vienna
2 Oct - 15 Nov 2014
#underthestars explore ecological alternatives to the tragic figure of the 24/7 immaterial worker who spends too much time in bed - replying to emails, creating clips for social media, interacting virtually, but not going anywhere. The exhibition highlights the opposite tendency of sleeping outdoors, making a bed beyond the illusionary security provided by modern architecture, and challenging the alienation of a technologically-determined life symbolised by the bad habit of working in bed...(more)
The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination art, activism and daily life in an age of crisis Translocal Institute
12 September 2014
Isabelle Fremeaux and John Jordan will present their work with the The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, a collective that brings artists and activists together to create new forms of civil disobedience and post capitalist life...(more)
River School Bucharest Tranzit.ro Bucharest,
6-8.30pm, 4 October 2013
Tour of the Văcărești Bucharest Delta
9 May 2014, 2-4 pm
The Văcărești swamp is an abandoned lake site in the south-eastern part of Bucharest, the remains of a hydrological flooding system begun during Ceausescu’s regime, but never finished.
River School Seminar
9 May 2014, 5-8 pm
Str. Gazelei nr. 44, sector 4, Bucharest
Presentations and a discussion on the planetary dimensions of energy and ecology, with artist Ursula Biemann, social anthropologist Miruna Tîrcă, and curators Maja and Reuben Fowkes, moderated by Raluca Voinea, curator tranzit.ro/ Bucureşti...(more)
Csaba Nemes - Don’t Try to Make it Logical!
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka
25 June – 19 July 2014
In his distinctive and wide-ranging critical art practice, Hungarian artist Csaba Nemes investigates the overlaps between personal and political history, the dark side of the nationalist psyche, and the fragile bonds of social solidarity. The exhibition Don’t Try to Make it Logical at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka surveys Nemes’s singular artistic achievement that deftly incorporates painting, drawing, film, animation, photography, as well as art activism. ...(more)
Like a Bird: Avian Ecologies in Contemporary Art
Like a Bird is a group exhibition with a focus on avian ecologies in contemporary art, a theme that provides a platform to investigate intricate questions around the changing human relationship to the natural world, the channelling of environmental awareness and its political dimensions. It examines the dynamic counterpoints between the anthropocentric tendency to perceive birds as metaphors and the rival post-humanist affinity for intra-species dialogue. ...(more)