July 6, 2007 - e-flux - Summer Library
July 6, 2007

Summer Library


Platz der Vereinten Nationen 14a
Berlin 10249 Germany
T. 49 (0)30 700 89 0 90
F. 49 (0)30 700 89 0 85

unitednationsplaza is pleased to present a series of informal readings, talks and discussions in and around the Martha Rosler Library. This program started on June 19th with a conversation by Martha Rosler and Stephen Wright, and will continue during the months of July and August. All events are free but space is often limited: if you are planning to come, please register with magdalena@unitednationsplaza.org
July 17, 730 PM – Molly Nesbit: Photography in the 70′s

July 26, 730 PM – Tom Hollert: Parker Tyler’s Myth and Magic of the Movies (1947) and Hollywood Hallucination (1944)

Tom Holert is an art historian, based in Berlin. Former editor of Texte zur Kunst and Spex, currently teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Among his books are Künstlerwissen (Munich 1998), Imagineering,Visuelle Kultur und Politik der Sichtbarkeit (Cologne 2000, Ed.), Fliehkraft, Gesellschaft in Bewegung – von Migranten und Touristen (Cologne 2006, co-authored with Mark Terkessidis), Marc Camille Chaimowicz. Celebration? Realife (London/Cambridge,MA, forthcoming).More info: isvc.org
July 30, 730 PM – Nina Möntmann

August 4, noon – Joseph Cohen: Calling Hegel
*** Please note that the talk will take place at Hegel’s grave located at Dorrotheenstädtische Friedhof cemetery, entrance near Chausseestrasse 125, 10115 Berlin-Mitte.

Born in Montreal, Joseph Cohen completed his PhD in Theoretical Philosophy and Metaphysics at the École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales, Paris. His dissertation, entitled Altérité et révélation — le sacrifice de Hegel, was written under the co-supervision of Professor Jacques Derrida and Professor Robert Legros (University of Caen). Cohen is currently Guest Professor of Philosophy at the Staatliche Hochshule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe,Germany, as well as the Directeur de Programme at the Collège International de Philosophie, Paris. Joseph Cohen is the author of Le spectre juif de Hegel, Paris,Galilée,with a preface by Jean- Luc Nancy (Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Strasbourg II Marc Bloch).
August 8, 730 PM – Chus Martinez will speak on the unusual categories of the Martha Rosler Library.

Chus Martínez is a curator and critic, currently the director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein since January 2006. Between 2002-2005 she was the artistic director of Sala Rekalde, a public art space in the city of Bilbao and between 2001-2003 the curator of the project room of “La Caixa Foundation” in Barcelona. She writes for a number of magazines, such as Afterall, and is a member of the advisory board of the upcoming Carnegie International (2008).
August 30, 730 PM – Jan Verwoert: Closing Remarks

Jan Verwoert is an art critic based in Berlin. He is a contributing editor to Frieze magazine and also writes regularly about contemporary art for such art magazines as Afterall, Metropolis M, Camera Austria and Springerin. He is editor of Die Ich-Ressource. Zur Kultur der Selfst-Verwertung, Volk Verlag (2003); and author of Wolfgang Tilmans, Phaidon (2002); and Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous, MIT Press (2006). Recent essays appeared in art books and catalogues such as Cerith Wyn Evans, Lukas & Sternberg Inc./Kunstverein Frankfurth (2004); Experience, Memory, Re-enactment, PZI/Revolver (2005); Black Friday, PZI/Revolver (2005); Bik Van der Pol: With Love From the Kitchen, NAi (2005); Works by Annika Eriksson, Revolver (2005); Sean Snyder, Walter Koenig Verlag (2006).

Martha Rosler Library is currently on view at unitednationaplaza. Comprised of approximately 7,700 titles from the artist’s personal collection, the Library was opened to the public by e-flux in November 2005 as a storefront reading room on Ludlow Street in New York City. It has since traveled to Frankfurter Kunstverein and MuHKA, Antwerp. The library will remain in Berlin through August 31st and will travel to Institut national d’histoire de l’art in Paris in November.

Library hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 2 – 8 PM
Admission is free, all are welcome.

Other programs at unitednationsplaza this summer: WUNP – United Nations Plaza Radio Network, a project by neuroTransmitter
95.2 FM Berlin, online stream: www.unitednationsplaza.org/radio.html
unitednationsplaza is exhibition as school. Structured as a seminar/residency program in the city of Berlin, it will involve collaboration with approximately 60 artists, writers, theorists and a wide range of audiences for a period of one year. In the tradition of Free Universities, most of its events will be open to all those interested to take part. unitednationsplaza is organized by Anton Vidokle in collaboration with Liam Gillick, Boris Groys, Martha Rosler, Walid Raad, Jalal Toufic, Nikolaus Hirsch, Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Tirdad Zolghadr.
For further information, please contact Magdalena Magiera:

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