Program: Sunday, November 21, 2010 -

November & December at e-flux

Sunday, November 21, 2010

November & December at e-flux

Still from the film “Themroc,” directed by Claude Faraldo, 1973.

News from Ideological Antiquity: Marx-Eisenstein-Capital [Part 2 of 3]—Screening
Sunday, November 21, 2010, 7 p.m. (free admission)

In collaboration with Platform for Pedagogy, 16 beaver, e-flux, and Ludlow 38, Red Channels will be hosting a screening of Kluge’s News from Ideological Antiquity: Marx–Eisenstein–Capital (2008), with subtitles in English, in three parts, over three days and at three different locations. Alexander Kluge’s film begins with Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s ambitious but unrealized plan to combine Karl Marx’s Capital and James Joyce’s Ulysses. For over nine hours, the film expands in concentric circles as Kluge, his guests, interlocutors and monologists make associative links on a range of topics that starts from a filmic discussion of Eisenstein’s notes.

On Sunday, November 21st, e-flux will host Part 2 of 3: All Things Are Bewitched People. Total running time is 200 minutes. Show up early to get a seat.

Selected Maria Lind Writing—Book Launch and Discussion between Maria Lind, Bruce Altshuler, and Kate Fowle
Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 7 p.m. (free admission)

e-flux is pleased to host the New York launch of Selected Maria Lind Writing, with Maria Lind in conversation with Bruce Altshuler (Professor and Director of the Museum Studies Program at NYU) and Kate Fowle (executive director of Independent Curators International) on recent curatorial developments. Selected Maria Lind Writing brings together twenty-two essays selected by Beatrice von Bismarck, Ana Paula Cohen, Liam Gillick, Brian Kuan Wood, and Tirdad Zolghadr. For Lind, writing is integral to her curatorial work. It is where she accounts for her decisions, explains her intention, justifies her interest, toys with new possibilities and develops new ideas, and recognizes historical precedents. It is where the craft of curating, already pointed out towards a public, finds another channel of articulation.

Maria Lind is a curator and writer based in Stockholm. She was the director of the graduate program at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 2008 to 2010. She was director of Iaspis in Stockholm 2005 to 2007 and from 2002 to 2004 was the director of Kunstverein München. From 1997 to 2001, Lind was curator at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, where she was responsible for Moderna Museet Projekt. She was co-curator of Manifesta 2 in 1998. Lind has contributed widely to magazines and other publications, as well as to numerous exhibition catalogues. She was the 2009 recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement.

For further information about the launch, or for press inquiries and orders, please contact: mail [​at​] sternberg-press.com.

Curating and the Educational Turn—Book Launch and Discussion
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 5 p.m. at e-flux (free admission)

In recent years there has been increased debate about the incorporation of pedagogy into art and curatorial practice—about what has been termed ‘the educational turn’. In this follow up volume to the critically acclaimed Curating Subjects, artists, curators, critics and academics respond to this widely recognised sense of art’s paradigmatic re-orientation towards the educational. Consisting primarily of newly commissioned texts, from interviews and position statements to performative texts and dialogues, Curating and the Educational Turn also includes a small number of previously published writings that have proved pivotal in the debate so far. This anthology presents an essential enquiry for anyone interested in the cultural politics of production at the intersections of art, curating, and educational praxis.

Join us at e-flux on December 11th for the discussion You Talkin’ to me? Why are artists and curators turning to Education? organized to coincide with the US launch of Curating and the Educational Turn in association with e-flux, International Curators Forum (ICF), Open Editions, GradCam and Printed Matter. Followed by a drinks reception. Speakers will include: Ute Meta Bauer, Dave Beech, 3, Paul O’Neill, Mick Wilson, and others.

On the occasion of the launch for Curating and the Educational Turn, please join Printed Matter and the author for a signing and celebration on December 10th. The book can be purchased in store or online at printedmatter.org/catalogue/moreinfo.cfm?title_id=88027. The launch is free and open to the public. Printed Matter is located at 195 10th Avenue, New York City.

Time/Bank workshop with Paul Glover
Saturday, December 18, 2010, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (open to Time/Bank members)

GIVE YOURSELF CREDIT: GET WHAT YOU NEED WITHOUT DOLLARS OR EUROS OR POUNDS. When stock markets and governments fail to distribute enough money to feed, fuel, house and heal us, we make our own money. Step A is barter: connecting directly. Step B is issuing tokens or electrons to count trades. Step C is becoming the bank: making interest-free loans.

e-flux and Time/Bank will host an all-day workshop with Paul Glover open to Time/Bank members. Paul Glover is founder of Ithaca HOURS local currency, author of Hometown Money. He is founder of several other mutual-aid systems for food, fuel, housing, health care: www.paulglover.org. Space is limited so please sign up by writing to timebank [​at​] e-flux.com.

Themroc—Screening presented by Time/Bank
Monday, December 20, 2010, 7 p.m. (Admission 1/2 Hour Time/Bank Note)

Time/Bank is pleased to be screening the 1973 classic Themroc by director Claude Faraldo. Made on a low budget with no intelligible dialog, Themroc tells the story of a French blue collar worker who rebels against modern society, reverting into an urban caveman. The film’s scenes of incest and cannibalism earned it adults-only ratings, and it featured in the UK Channel 4′s red triangle series of controversial films in 1986. Admission is one half-hour of time: Find out how to earn it at www.e-flux.com/timebank

For inquiries about any of these events, please write to contact [​at​] e-flux.com.

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