Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Negativity, Communization, and the End(s) of Art (Stockhom)

Open house 17 may from 19.00
Guest: Benjamin Noys
Negativity, Communization, and the End(s) of Art


OSA at info@weld.se (Reading list to be sent by request)

Between 14-17 May Institute for Collective Studies moves in at Weld for a kind of site-specific reflection on the subject Collectivity and the Negative. ICS examines practical strategies for how one can be active without producing added value. On Friday at 19h we invite you to an open house event along with Benjamin Noys.
Corina Oprea, Johanna Gustavsson, Cecilia Germain, Rasmus Nielsen och Anders Paulin.

Institute for Collective Studies
is a reply to the increased profile on instrumentalization of artistic research in both an academic and professional context.

In this context of the institutionalization and commodification of artist practice as well as knowledge, Institute for Collective Studies intends to investigate different formats of independent research structures, allowing questions and activities in a collective context.

Parallel to the growing production of artistic research and criticality, discourse and reflection do risk to become consumer products rather than implemented tools. In the hectic up-beat techno tempo of innovation ideology, programmers of art venues as well as research departments easily turn into fashionistas anxiously looking for the next discoursive Harlem Shake, scared stiff that they might not discover it until it already has become last years Gangnam Style.

Benjamin Noys is Reader in English at the University of Chichester. He is the author of Georges Bataille: A Critical Introduction (2000), The Culture of Death (2005), The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Theory (2010), and editor of Communization and Its Discontents(2011).

ICS is initiated by Corina Oprea and Anders Paulin.

Weld Norrtullsgatan 7 SE -113 29 Stockholm +46 8 30 94 50 info@weld.se www.weld.se

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