Liat Berdugo, Sleight of Hands: On Magic and Technology
From: Goods Symposium, MoBY, 26.12.2013
Joshua Simon’s Neomaterialism: The Unreadymade and the Dividual
Time: 19 hr
Date: Wednesday January 22nd, 2014
Location: Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art, Karel Doormanhof 45 3012 CJ Rotterdam
In MATERIALITIES, a lecture series organized by the artists enrolled in the Master of Fine Art program at the Piet Zwart Institute
As an art institute fueled by our research and practice, we have collectively found ourselves considering, on a daily basis, how research is materialized and how, in turn, the material realm drives research. Theoretical, contextual, and material concerns are equally expressed in our work and we have identified a number of materialities that have crystallized out of negotiations between them. These materialities include material as methodology, research material, the material of language, the ruins of material, the material experiential, and theory of the material. The emergence of these multiple threads in our own research and practice has consequently led us to query this seemingly material moment. This series of public conversations opens up a dialogue around the material, investigates such materialities, and explores why materiality matters, now.
We are delighted to launch this series with Joshua Simon’s lecture Neomaterialism: The Unreadymade and the Dividual:
Following up on ideas presented in his book Neomaterialism (Sternberg Press, 2013), Joshua Simon will engage with notions of the commodity, the general intellect, debt, labor, subjectivity, thingness, the dialect of material and dialectical materialism. With labor moving from production to consumption, the meaning of it shifts from alienation to debt, and things, actual things, change. With an overqualified generation subjected to a debt economy, we will look at how post-appropriation display strategies such as the unreadymade are introduced, and how by a series of conversions we now face ourselves and things as dividuals.
Joshua Simon is director and chief curator at MoBY - Museums of Bat Yam. He is co-founding editor ofMaayan Magazine for literature, poetry and ideas, Maarvon (Western) - New Film Magazine, and The New & Bad Art Magazine, all based in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Simon is a 2011-2013 fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School, New York, and a PhD candidate at the Curatorial/Knowledge program at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the editor of Solution 196-213: United States of Palestine-Israel (Sternberg Press, 2011), author of Neomaterialism (Sternberg Press, 2013), and co-curator of Goods (together with Liz Hagag), which is now on view at MoBY.
Future speakers include: Caroline Bergvall, Geoffrey Farmer, Mark Leckey, and more…
For further information: http://pzwart.wdka.nl/pzi/News/Nieuwspagina/?article=2026
Goods – Symposium
MoBY – Museums of Bat Yam
Thursday 26 December 2013
Goods - 11am-1pm
Joshua Simon (Director and Chief curator, MoBY – Museums of Bat Yam)
Galit Wellner (Department for Science, Technology & Society (STS), Bar-Ilan University).
Gilbert Simondon and the Ontogenesis of a Work of Art
Liat Berdugo (Artist, USA/Israel)
Sleight of Hand: on Magic and Technology
Life/Object - 1:15pm-2:45pm
Anat Danon Sivan (Associate Curator, Department of Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art)
About the Machine
Neta Sobol (Academic College, Safed; Bina secular Yeshiva)
Transition Objects - Objects as gates between Worlds
Tamar Nissim (Artist, Israel)
House of Wonder
The Readymade Centennial - 3pm-4:30pm
Ruti Direktor (Chief Curator, Haifa Museum of Art)
Adina Kamien-Kazhdan (Curator of Modern Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem)
Paradox of the Original and its Reinterpretation: Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray’s Editioned Replicas
Ido Barel (Artist, Israel)
The Language of Things - 4:45pm-6:15pm
Assaf Gruber (Artist, Berlin)
MaCgyver: Memories of a Repairman
Noam Yuran (Ben Gurion University; Tel Aviv University)
Dark Matter: The stuff commodities are made of
Julia Moritz (Curator of Theory, Kunsthalle Zürich)
Night at the Museum
Free admission to the symposium and exhibition
MoBY – Museums of Bat Yam
6 Struma St., Bat Yam
For more information:www.facebook.com/moby.batyam
Image: Iftach Ayali, For mental drawing, Digital photograph, 2013
Images from top to bottom:
Anne de Vries, Steps of Recursion, 2011
Gallery view at opening (07.11.13)
Roula Partheniou, Beachball, 2010
Lali Fruheling, Balance, 2013
Hilla Toony Navok, Skip, 2012
Christopher Chiappa, Speed Stick, 2008-2013
Lior Waterman, Goenka, 2013
Mor Shalit, Chair, is this a chair?, 2013
Sharon Fadida, Untitled, 2013
Gallery view at opening (07.11.13)
photos: Lena Gomon
Opens at MoBY – Museums of Bat Yam, 07.11.2013, 8pm
With works by: Jennifer Abessira, Yaron Attar, Iftach Ayali, Eden Bannet, Tzvi Ben Aretz, Boyan and Gad Zukin, Christopher Chiappa, Dror Daum, Harald Thys and Jos de Gruyter, Anne de Vries, , Maayan Elyakim, Tamar Ettun, Sharon Fadida, Lali Fruheling, Assaf Gruber, Tsahi Hacmon, Fahed Halabi, Tamar Hirshfeld, Judith Kakon, Ronit Keret, Efrat Kedem, Tamir Liechtenberg, Amit Levinger, Eran Nave, Hila Toony Navok, Lee Nevo, Roula Partheniou, Mor Shallit, Ishai Shapira Kalter, Malki Tesler, Shay-Lee Uziel, Lior Waterman, Roni Weiss, B. Wurtz, Noa Yafe, Shai Yehezkelli
Curators: Liz Hagag and Joshua Simon
See event here
Prosumer is a solo show by Jablonowski (b. Bochum, 1982), the first in a new series of solo shows being held at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in partnership with De Ateliers in Amsterdam.
A ‘prosumer’ is a cross between a consumer and a producer. The term refers to the contemporary phenomenon by which we are (almost) all both consumers and producers of the contents of the World Wide Web. Jablonowski’s installation features his sculptures, made of aluminium off-set printing plates and of stone, accompanied by projected images of nature and of fingerprints.
Tools and Orientations contains a conversation between Jablonowski and writer Ana Teixeira Pinto, and documents the artist’s recent and early works, including his exhibition in the botanical garden of Münster in cooperation with Westfälischer Kunstverein in 2012. The book launch will include an introduction by Kristina Scepanski, director of the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, followed by a Q&A between Jablonowski and Katja Schroeder, freelance curator and critic, and the editor of David Jablonowski. Tools and Orientations.
Prosumer is on view until 3 November 2013 in the projects gallery of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
Supported by Outset and Stichting Niemeijer Fonds.