Theory — 10 Feb 2019

In conjunction with the exhibition 'Metahaven: Earth', the Stedelijk Museum organizes an afternoon with lectures and panel discussions on Metahaven’s work.
Price
Museumticket + €3
Location
Teijin Auditorium
Time
10 Feb 2019, 3 pm until 5.30 pm
Main language
English
Admission
Tickets

Speakers at Lyrical Investigations will address various subjects in relationship to Metahaven’s practice, including poetry, (Eastern) European culture and history, aesthetics, propaganda, politics, and mass media. The seminar will feature individual talks and will conclude with a panel discussion. Speakers include: Lesia Prokopenko (writer and curator, Kyiv), Natalia Sielewicz (curator, MoMA Warsaw), Flavia Dzodan (writer and cultural critic), and Suhail Malik (writer, London). Metahaven will kick off the afternoon with a conversation alongside Karen Archey, Curator of Contemporary Art, Time-based Media at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

METAHAVEN: EARTH

Metahaven: Earth marks the first major museum survey of the Dutch collective’s moving image and design work. Through immersive video installations the exhibition showcases the development of Metahaven’s interest in poetry, storytelling, digital super structures and propaganda. Originally known for their research-driven conceptual design practice, since 2015 Metahaven has been making films that defy genre, drawing from experimental cinema, anime, science fiction, and digital platforms. Earth offers an overview of much of the collective’s moving image work to date, which is exhibited alongside works on textile and paper, some of which feature in their films.

Metahaven, Hometown, 2018  two-channel video, 30’, color, Russian and Arabic. English and Ukrainian subtitles.  installation Earth, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam  photo Peter Thijhuis
Metahaven, Hometown, 2018 two-channel video, 30’, color, Russian and Arabic. English and Ukrainian subtitles. installation Earth, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam photo Peter Tijhuis

PROGRAM

3 PM
Welcome and Introduction by Karen Archey
3.10
Talk by Natalia Sielewiecz
3.35
Talk by Lesia Prokopenko
4
Short break
4.15
Talk by Flavia Dzodan
4.40
Conversation with Karen Archey and Metahaven
5.10
Discussion and Q&A
5.30
End of program
6 PM
Museum closes