GREGORY SHOLETTE & PSYCHIC WARFARE
+ Release av Skogens Årsbok 2014
Seminariet Performing Resistance – art, academism & activism flyttar på kvällen från Akademin till Skogen och ömsar skinn. Performance, presentationer, soppa, bar, musik.
Hur kan vi tänka motstånd i ett nyliberalt tillstånd som systematiskt underminerar konstens, forskningens och utbildningens integritet?
Seminariet är det första i en serie händelser på temat konst/motstånd som arrangeras av Annika Lundgren och Niklas Persson i ett samarbete mellan Akademin Valand och Skogen.
Under kvällen passar Skogen på att fira releasen av vår nya årsbok.
18.30: Välkomstdrinkar + Release av Skogens årsbok. Kom och hämta ditt ex!
19.00: Performance av Psychic Warfare
20.00: Gregory Sholette: Double City
20.30 – 23.00: Bar, musik och häng.
Mat ingår. Ingen förbokning. Fri entré.
Psychic Warfare is a group of activists emerging from the field of philosophy, inspired but not bound by a number of different artistic and political movements; from the situationists to the autonomous left. They have positioned themselves in the center of a new trend where philosophical theory merges with political analysis in a configuration characterized by performative heterodoxies in key works such as Psychosonoric Lectures and Psychic Attacks.
Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer and activist. His recent projects include Our Barricades at Station Independent Projects Gallery in NYC, Imaginary Archive at the Las Kurbas Center in Kyiv, Ukraine and at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. He is active with Gulf Labor Coalition and was co-founder of the collectives Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D: 1980-1988), and REPOhistory (1989-2000). His recent publications include It’s The Political Economy, Stupid co-edited with Oliver Ressler, (Pluto Press, 2013) and Dark Matter: Art and Politics in an Age of Enterprise Culture (Pluto Press, 2011). A graduate of the Whitney Independent Studies Program, the University of California San Diego, and The Cooper Union he teaches studio art and social practice at Queens College, City University of New York and is associate faculty at Home WorkSpace, Beirut, as well as at the Art, Design and the Public Domain program of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Double City is a serialized sci-fi graphic novel set in a near-future version of New York. Written by Gregory Sholette and illustrated by a series of artists, the story consists of a parable about the precarious working conditions of artists today. It begins with a struggling artist who is caught in a double bind between failure and an alienating yet ever-expanding affective economy that demands everyone should be “creative.” Even as he rebels by making “political” art his work becomes popular with a wealthy collector. Life is bleak until he stumbles across a coded pamphlet on the subway, which offers a mysterious call to arms written by “an undistinguished legion” of interns, art handlers, assistants and students. In Chapter Two, another character appears descending into the subway, however, after a sudden train breakdown she is lost in a labyrinth of dark tunnels before making a spectacular discovery that challenges her idea of urban history and political culture. Double City: Manifesto (chapter one) is illustrated by artist Christopher Darling and was first published in Frieze Magazine, Summer 2013; Double City: Underground (chapter two) is illustrated by artist and musician Agata Craflove and premiered in Shifter Magazine #21, November 2013. And as always, to be continued ! …