Situated Knowledges—Art and Curating on the Move

Situated Knowledges—Art and Curating on the Move

Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

Courtesy of Situated Knowledges—Art and Curating on the Move, 2021.

June 8, 2021
Situated Knowledges—Art and Curating on the Move
Talks and discussions: June 25–27, 10am–12:30pm CEST / 4–6:30pm HKT
Workshops: June 25–27, 1–4pm CEST/ 7–10pm HKT

A parallel conference and workshop event of Shared Campus at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (on-site) and Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (online).

The term “situated knowledges” coined by Donna Haraway is a central topic in her concept of feminist objectivity. In her much-cited essay “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective” (1988), Haraway assumes that all scientific knowledge is fundamentally conditional. For this reason, the concept of Situated Knowledge incorporates the social location and contextual advantages of the researcher into the research process. Against an assumption of an apparently neutral and unmediated knowledge of the (male, white) Western idea of science and its representation through overview visualization techniques, Haraway develops her concept of embodied knowledges by drawing on a description of the eye and “vision” (in the broad real and metaphorical sense). There is no such thing as unconditional observation, she argues, because every “acquisition of knowledge” takes place in a dynamic “apparatus of bodily production.”

With this in mind the conference invites artists, curators, educators, and scholars from the Shared Campus partners and beyond to engage in this programme of public talks and discussions as well as participatory Zoom workshops.

Led by Professor Dr. Dorothee Richter (ZHdK), Dr. Cedric Maridet (HKBU).
Organisation: Ronald Kolb (ZHdK).

Curating on the Move is a travelling international curatorial workshop and part of Shared Campus activities.

Register to the webinar here.

Workshop registration open until June 15, 2021. Limited numbers of participants. Registration links to the Zoom workshops below.


Friday, June 25
Opening remarks: 10–10:15am CEST / 4–4:10pm HKT

Once Upon a Place: 10:15–11:40am CEST / 4:10–5:40pm HKT
Panel discussion with Lucy Steeds with John Tain

Situating the São Paulo Biennial 2020–21: 12–12:40pm CEST / 6–6:40pm HKT
Round table discussion with Michael Asbury and Jacopo Crivelli Visconti

Five workshops in parallel: 1–4pm CEST / 7–10pm HKT
–One: Situated Knowledges, Situated Works (Bo Choy & Chloe Ting) 
–Two: Curatorial Pitch Karaoke (Gesyada Siregar & Angga Wijaya)
–Three: Curing the Archive Fever: Filling the Gaps through Situatedness (Antonio Cataldo) 
–Four: Attunement with More-than-Human Worlds (Karmen Franinovic, Roman Kirschner)
–Five: FoMO FREE RADIO (Nadim Abbas, Rose Li, Edward Sanderson, Lang Tu)

Saturday, June 26
Participatory talk with Jeanne van Heeswijk: 10am–12:00pm CEST / 4–6pm HKT

Five workshops in parallel: 1–4pm CEST / 7–10pm HKT
–Six: Round table discussion: Transposition (Ron Yakir, Li Xiaoqiao and Rose Li)
–Seven: Whisper game: practising attention through caring and pacing (Basia Sliwinska, Caroline Stevenson)
–Eight: Integrated and Immersive approaches in curatorial practices: Highlighting the Hong Kong art history (1980s–1990s) in the realm of the contemporary era. (Janet Fong, Choi Yan Chi, May Fung, and Lo Yin Shan)
–Nine: Scores–From Situated Knowledges to Shared Action (Dorothee Richter, Ronald Kolb)
–Ten: Transforming Situated Experience into Situated Knowledges (Katalin Erdődi)

Sunday, June 27
Situating the Gap with Angela Dimitrakaki: 10–11:10am CEST / 4–5:10pm HKT

Against Political Naturalism with Yuk Hui: 11:20–12:30am CEST / 5:20–6:30pm HKT

Five workshops in parallel: 7–10pm HKT / 1–4pm CEST
–Eleven: Cloth Knowledge: Sculpting with a Missing Corner (Debe Sham, Georgia Kennedy)
–Twelve: Situated Knowledges and Multidirectional Memory (Noit Banai, Dani Gal)
–Thirteen: Emancipating Alexa (Maayan Sheleff, Ruth Patir)
–Fourteen: Digital Choreography (Be van Vark)
–Fifteen: Six Degrees of Separation: Curatorial Practice/Objects of Desire (Alison Green, Lee Weinberg)

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