Events — 8, 9, 10, 11 Oct 2018
MONDAY, 8th OCTOBER
- Margriet Schavemaker: 'Stedelijk BASE - Remix the Collection'
- Robert Shore: 'Beg, Steal & Borrow. Artists Against Originality'
Tuesday, 9th October
- Gianluigi Ricuperati: 'Cross-Notes. From Islands Between Disciplines'
- Sara Blokland: 'Reproduction of Family'
Wednesday, 10th October
- Gloria Wekker: 'Scavenging the Cultural Archive'
- Imara Limon: 'New Narratives'
Thursday, 11th October
- Tamar Shafrir: 'Surgeon, Seamster, Sorcerer'
- Shumon Basar: 'Paperback OS: The Book as Resilient Technology'
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Margriet Schavemaker is art historian, philosopher and media specialist. After a career as lecturer and assistant professor at the art history and media studies departments at the University of Amsterdam, she currently holds the position of head of collections and research at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Schavemaker has written extensively on contemporary art and theory, (co)edited several volumes (for example Now is the Time: Art and Theory in the 21st Century (2009) and Vincent Everywhere: Van Gogh’s (Inter) National Identities (2010)) and is an acclaimed curator of discursive events and public programs.
Robert Shore is the creative director of Elephant magazine. He has worked as an arts journalist for the past 20 years, writing for the likes of the Guardian and working as a theatre critic for Time Out and Metro. He has made a series of programs for BBC radio, including one about the noseless poet laureate Sir William Davenant. He is the author of Beg, Steal and Borrow, a book about the uses and abuses of copying and appropriation in the history of art; Post-Photography, a survey of contemporary artists-working-with-photography; and Bang in the Middle, a study of Midland history, ritual and folklore.
Gianluigi Ricuperati is a writer, essayist, and curator based in Turin, Italy. Amongst his recent publications are 100 minds (2016) and Mind Game (2017). He serves as director of Domus Academy, Milan and as a ‘cross-disciplinary curator’ for the cultural program of MIA Fair since 2015. He is the founder and director of the Institute for Production of Wonder, based in Turin and London, which engages in consultancy, research and communication projects for public and private institutions and companies. He has also founded Faust, the first center for the resurrection of books and aggregator of creative communities in Turin.
Sara Blokland is a visual artist, independent researcher and curator of photography. She lives and works in Amsterdam. She studied at the Rietveld Academy (BA in photography) and graduated at the Sandberg Institute (MFA photography and video) in the Netherlands and received an MA in Film and Photographic Studies from Leiden University. As a visual artist, curator and researcher she mainly works with photography and film. Her work reflects on the complicated role of this medium in relation to (postcolonial) cultural heritages
Gloria Wekker is an educator and writer who has focused on gender studies and sexuality in the Afro-Caribbean region and diaspora. She is an Emeritus Professor of Gender and Ethnicity at Utrecht University in the Netherlands and has worked as a policy advisor and consultant to various Dutch government ministries on topics relating to ethnic minorities, women's emancipation and health policy. Her publications include White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race (Duke University Press, 2016) and The Politics of Passion: Women's Sexual Culture in the Afro‐ Surinamese Diaspora (Columbia University Press, 2006).
Imara Limon is curator and public programmer at the Amsterdam Museum, where she curated the exhibition ‘Zwart Amsterdam’ (Black Amsterdam) in 2016. With a background in Contemporary Art, Museology and Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, her focus is on legacies of the Dutch colonial past in the Netherlands. She curated an exhibition program with The Black Archives, as well as setting up New Narratives: interactive museum tours from diverse perspectives that reconsider the narratives told by the institution. Limon was part of the New World summit team founded by artist Jonas Staal, and she was the manager of Frontier Imaginaries, founded by curator Vivian Ziherl, with international exhibitions and publications.
Rotterdam-based Tamar Shafrir is a writer and researcher in the extended field of design (including architecture, visual culture, technology, and fashion). Shafrir was born in Israel and grew up near Washington, D.C. I studied architecture at the University of Virginia and contextual design at the Design Academy Eindhoven. She currently works at Het Nieuwe Instituut as a design researcher in the R&D department and teaches at the Design Academy Eindhoven as a thesis advisor in the Contextual Design and Social Design master’s programmes
Shumon Basar is a writer, thinker and cultural critic. He is co-author of The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present with Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist. His edited books include Translated By, Cities from Zero and Hans Ulrich Obrist Interviews Volume 2. He is Commissioner of the Global Art Forum in Dubai, Editor-at-large of Tank magazine and Contributing Editor at Bidoun magazine, Director of the Format program at the AA School, a member of Fondazione Prada’s “Thought Council” and of Art Jameel’s Curatorial Council.