Tartu in Light TAVA // public space, Tartu // Estonia
October 25-28, 2018
„white space“ has been realized in the context of ‚Lichtfest‘ 2014 in downtown Leipzig, as part of the artist series of public interventions ‚public preposition‘ to remember the 1989 protests in Leipzig, East-Germany – known as ‚peaceful revolution‘. Here at RADICAL LIGHT the installation claims to create a space for gathering, be a central meeting point for people with peaceful minds in a peaceful environment! RADICAL LIGHT provides a perfect platform for this artist attempt to interact in openminded democratic circumstances.
The out-door installation program of the festival aims to reconfigure spaces and provoke radical changes. „Radical Light“ intends to highlight social, environmental, spatial and political issues. Let’s cast light on the hidden or unspoken topics, facts and places! The objective of the installation program is to raise awareness of social and urban issues and, at the same time, offer a chance to perceive light and/or space from a totally different perspective and receive a positive emotional impact. The festival will bring the best Estonian and international creators working with light to the city of Tartu. Visitors can see their new site- and context-specific light installations, but also existing works that have not been seen in Tartu before.
a performative action according to the Modell ‚Lichtfeld‘ Leipzig 1997, at GfZK, Leipzig/D
GfZK // Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 9, 04107 Leipzig, Deutschland
September 11, 2018 // 6 p.m.
Since its founding in 1989 the gfzk in Leipzig has become a central place for cultural exchange and critical discourse. It contributes significantly to the identity of the city.
As a reaction to the announcement that the gallery would extend its premises in the city center, the conceptual artist Mischa Kuball, german *1959, stated a proposal alongside a physical Modell to ‚ save the space‘ for a scheduled Museum Building, designed by German well known architect Peter Kulka. The action oscillates between performance, demonstration, and occupying public space. At different sites of the city a group of volunteers may outline the floor plan of the gallery in a 1:1 scale. All the participants hold a continuous white-red ribbon*. The floor plan of the gallery space reconstructed by human bodies illustrates once more the social dimension of the consequences that the expansion brings and transports the dimension into public space. The performance ‚SAVE THE SPACE‘ is part of a series of public interventions since (1977-)2009 entitled ‚public preposition‘.
CURATING UNDER PRESSURE
Issue 37 / May 2017
eds. Elke auf dem Moore
The symposium Curating under Pressure held in November 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand/Aotearoa, developed by Elke aus dem Moore and Leonhard Emmerling, asked for art strategies in times of crisis. The symposium focused on the ethics of curating in the biennial business was initiated by ifa and Goethe-Institut, realized in cooperation with Creative New Zealand and the University of Canterbury, and was supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. The symposium outlined two possible states of crisis in a global perspective: the natural disaster—contributions in this publication can be found by Azhari Aiyub, Tim Veling, Chloe Geogeghan, Aaron Kreisler, and Syafiatudina—and states of political pressure—with contributions by Rona Kopeczky, Alisa Prudnikova, Bruce E. Philips, and Elke aus dem Moore.
Artist Talk and Book Launch "Solidarity Grid"
talk with Blair French, Heather Galbraith and Mischa Kuball
May 25, 2018 // 6 p.m.
Auckland Art Fair
Ground Floor C'AAF, Queen’s Wharf, Auckland CBD /NZ
Panel Discussion and Book Launch "Solidarity Grid"
talk with Blair French, Deborah McCormick, Lara Strongman and Mischa Kuball
May 23, 2018 // 6 p.m.
Christchurch Art Gallery
Cnr Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street, 8140 Christchurch /NZ
Artist Talk and Book Launch "Solidarity Grid"
talk with Stephen Cleland and Mischa Kuball
May 22, 2018 // 6 p.m.
Adam Art Gallery
Victoria University of Wellington Gate 3, Kelburn Parade, 6012 Wellington /NZ
Spatial Intervention in Post-Traumatic Public Space
talk with Barbaby Bennett, Blair French, Thea Crejzek and Mischa Kuball
May 21, 2018 // noon
UTS DAB School of Design
702-735 Harris St, Sydney Ultimo NSW 2007 /AU
Inside view: public preposition
May 21, 2018 // 10 a.m.
National Art School
Forbes Street, Darlinghurst Sydney NSW 2010 /AU
making things public
March 20, 2018 // 6.30 p.m.
Harvard University // Harvard Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 / US
public preposition - the notion of public spheres
March 20, 2018 // 10 a.m.
New York University // Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
53 Washington Square S, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10012 / US
making things very public
March 19, 2018 // 7 p.m.
Cooper Union's Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10008 / US
Photo: Argenis Apolinario
Mischa Kuball // Solidarity Grid - Otautahi Christchurch 2013–2016
edited by Blair French
Mischa Kuball’s Solidarity Grid is a permanent public artwork and a gift to Christchurch, NZ in the wake of the destructive earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Over 3 years 21 cities worldwide donated functioning lamp posts for the work, each gift building connections between the recovering city and international communities. The lamps – all very different in design and history – are installed along a pathway separating the inner city and parklands, this new location extending their symbolic and social significance. Featuring extensive photographic documentation and texts by 6 writers this book documents the project from its basis in a practical artistic response to an urban crisis, through to its realisation as a form of monument, a place for reflection, and a contribution to civic infrastructure.
with essays by Nic Low, Vanessa Joan Müller, Hugh Nicholson, Bruce Phillips, Lara Strongman, Nathan Pohio, with a foreword by Deborah McCormick and Anthony Wright, as well as a conversation between Mischa Kuball and Blair French.
published by Koenig Books, London
The event is open to the public, with advance registration requested on: creativemornings
Photos: Wolfgang Borrs, Berlin
The event is open to the public, with advance registration requested: awk(at)awk.nrw.de
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