Utrecht Consortium, Fall 2009

Utrecht Consortium, Fall 2009

MaHKU, Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design

October 15, 2009
Utrecht Consortium, Fall 2009

Research Project: Malleability Revisited

Expothesis #1: Mika Hannula,
Politics, Identities and Public Space

Utrecht Research Lectures

Expert meeting: Epistemic Encounters


Research Project Malleability Revisited. An investigation into the current meaning of the notion terrain vague. This project is being carried out by six artists (Isa Andreu, Maze de Boer, Christine Bruckmeier, Nikos Doulos, Anke Kuipers, Joshua Thies). The progress of the research trajectory will be presented and critically evaluated by means of a series of public meetings such as events, lectures, expert meetings, and interventions in the public space.

16 October: 19.00 hrs: Expert meeting with Roemer van Toorn (Head of the Projective Theory Programme, Berlage Institute, Rotterdam) and Rene Boomkens (Professor of Social and Cultural Philosophy, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen).

20-23 October: Research workshop. Art in Public Space. Its Challenges and Changes (Mika Hannula, Professor of Artistic Research, Gothenburg University). This workshop takes place as an extension of the new publication Politics, Identities and Public Space, the first issue in the Expothesis series, a joint initiative by MaHKU (Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design) and Expodium, Platform for young art.

Publication: Mika Hannula, Politics, Identities and Public Space. Expothesis #1.
Design: Thomas Clever, 192 pages.
“This book is a situated and non-naïve local participation in a long tradition of discourse. It is an act of a participatory articulation of discussions of politics, identity, and public space that certainly comes from somewhere, are manifested in different ways, and which then must keep on keeping on and evolving to something else “. (Mika Hannula).

The publication Politics, Identies and Public Space will be officially presented at Expodium on 23 October at 1700 hrs.

8 November: Presentation of the project Malleability Revisited in CM Studio, Centraal Museum, Utrecht (http://www.culturelezondagen.nl)

28-29 November: A series of interventions in public space in the city of Utrecht (more details: http://www.expodium.nl)

MaHKU: Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design, Ina Boudier-Bakkerlaan 50, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Utrecht Research Lectures
28 October 16.30 hrs: Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan (Artists, Amsterdam)
18 November 16.30 hrs: Jan Kaila, Helsinki (Professor of Artistic Research, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki)

Epistemic Encounters: An expert meeting concerning the current position, situation, and role of the Graduate Art School, starting from the concept of artistic knowledge production.
Location: Lange Viestraat 10, Utrecht. December 11, 10.00-1700 hrs.
With contributions by Hito Steyerl (Berlin), Tom Holert (Vienna), Jan Kaila (Helsinki), Chris Wainwright (London), Mick Wilson (Dublin) and Marquard Smith (London). More information: [email protected]

* Utrecht Consortium is an initiative of the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design (MaHKU/Professorship Artistic Research). The Utrecht Consortium is made possible by Sia-Raak.

MaHKU (The Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design) offers one-year Master of Arts programs designed for an international body of students.

Application and admission for MA Fine Art and Ma Design (Pathways: Editorial Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Public Space Design) programs are possible from September 2009-April 2010.
Look for more information on http://www.mahku.nl or send a mail to [email protected]

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