Educational Programme of ‘V-A-C live: Tino Sehgal’ project

Educational programme curator: Rio Rutzinger, artistic director of ImPulsTanz Workshops & Research
Locations: New Tretyakov Gallery | Solyanka State Gallery

 

The power of the works of Tino Sehgal roots in the poetical and (e)motional mise-en-scene of very factual concerns such as the role of economy in the arts, the behaviorisms of humans in modern society or the constant fluidity of social identities. The programme tries to reflect those concerns and dwells on such topics as dance, performance, economics, revolution, shamanic practices, love and contemporary life.

 

The entrance to the talks in the New Tretyakov Gallery is free upon registration. To attend workshops, you must register and buy a ticket to the Solyanka State Gallery (300 rubles, special price — 100 rubles).

Talks and worshops schedule | Registration

 


Tino Sehgal & Francesco Bonami | Talk | art & economy

01.08.2017, 19:00 – 21:00 

Tino Sehgal — artist. Studied political economy and dance at the Berlin Humboldt University and the Folkwang University of Art in Essen. Has had exhibitions at the Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York (2010); Tate Modern (2012); Stedelijk Museum (2015); Palais de Tokyo (2016); he took part in the 9th Shanghai Biennale and Documenta 13 (2012); and won the Golden Lion award for best artist at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013).

Francesco Bonami — curator, art critic. Francesco Bonami is an artistic director of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Enel Contemporanea and Pitti Discovery Foundations. Since 2012 he is the official director of the Contemporary art development programme in Department of Culture of Milan. He has curated SITE Santa Fe Biennale (1997), Manifesta 3 in Ljubljana (2000), 50th Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art (2003), 51st Whitney Biennale (2010). He is the editor of TAR magazine and a contributor to magazines like Artforum, Frieze, Parkett, Panorama, Vanity Fair Italia, and others. He is the author of numerous books about contemporary art.

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Keith Hennessy & Pavel Mitenko: On artist communities and their political impact | Talk | art & economy

03.08.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Keith Hennessy — dancer, choreographer, performance artist, writer. He is known for non-linear performance collages and improvised performances involving dance, research, activism, shamanism, and ritual. His solo performance Crotch (All the Joseph Beuys References in the World Cannot Heal the Pain, Confusion, Regret, Cruelty, Betrayal or Trauma…) (2009) has won a Bessie Award. His other notable performances include Turbulence (2012) and Bear/Skin (2015). Keith Hennessy directs the San Francisco-based company Circo Zero, a dance and performance laboratory functioning as a collective space for investigations of spiritual, artistic, sexual, and political concerns.

Pavel Mitenko — activist, art critic, researcher. Active participant in the Radek group (until its dissolution in 2008) and in several actions of the first wave of Moscow Conceptualism. Since the 2000s Mitenko has been writing a dissertation on Moscow actionism at Moscow State Academic University for the Humanities. He is also an activist belonging to the initiative group of the Occupy movement (2010–2011); to the working group of the MediaUdar festival (from 2012); and to the NII Mitingov, a group dedicated to the activist sociological research of mass protest demonstrations in 2011–2012, among other organizations. In 2014, Mitenko co-founded the Union of Recovering People, an (anti)psychiatric artistic initiative aimed at multidisciplinary and immaterial production and based on dedicated local and politically-engaged participation.

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Keith Hennessy: Shamanic improvised presence | Workshop | art & economy

05.08.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Keith Hennessy — dancer, choreographer, performance artist, writer. He is known for non-linear performance collages and improvised performances involving dance, research, activism, shamanism, and ritual. His solo performance Crotch (All the Joseph Beuys References in the World Cannot Heal the Pain, Confusion, Regret, Cruelty, Betrayal or Trauma…) (2009) has won a Bessie Award. His other notable performances include Turbulence (2012) and Bear/Skin (2015). Keith Hennessy directs the San Francisco-based company Circo Zero, a dance and performance laboratory functioning as a collective space for investigations of spiritual, artistic, sexual, and political concerns.

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Andrey Velikanov & Descha Daemgen: Contemporary art – a trembling simulacrum? on the ephemeral and the haptic and the economy’s reflection thereof | Talk | art & economy

10.08.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Andrey Velikanov — philosopher, art theorist, artist. Author of articles and books on theory of culture and art, including the research in philosophy “Whether I Am a Trembling Simulacrum or Whether I Have the Right”. Lecturer, author of an original academic course “Philosophy of Art” (Russian State University for the Humanities, Academy of Communication “Wordshop” , UNIC Institute, “Free Workshops” School of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art). Speaker and moderator at many conferences, lectures, and discussions on contemporary culture. Award winner of international media art competitions “Ostranenie” (Germany), “DADANET” (Russia), “Art on the Net” (Japan), “TrashArt” (Russia), “South-West Interactive Festival” (USA), “Split” (Croatia).

Descha Daemgen — producer, theorist. A long-time collaborator of Tino Sehgal. Taught at Columbia University and New York University and holds a Ph.D. From New York University in American Studies. He has recently completed a manuscript examining literary production in the United States during the turn from the nineteenth to the twentieth century in light of its relationship to the turn-of-the-century futures market and its larger cultural surround.

 

Alexandra Portyannikova: Worshipping the Coriolis force | Workshop | art & economy

11.08.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Alexandra Portyannikova — dance artist, choreographer and performer. Graduated from Vaganova Ballet Academy (contemporary dance department). Some of her more prominent works include: the performance ‘Faculty of Sensuality’ on choreographies of the daily body and sensuality as a process of perception of the world around us; the group performance ‘Mass Structure’, investigating mass migration and its interactions with architecture and history; a series of choreographed interventions ‘Laminar Flows’, studying how people behave in pedestrian flows, formed by community landscapes; the performance ‘Lezginka Today’, combining traditional lezginka and contemporary dance;  the dance research program ‘Regional Body’, devoted to the everyday practices of the citizens of Yaroslavl; the site-specific performance, ‘Waterline’, on women’s emancipation in modern society. Co-founder of the dance cooperative Isadorino Gore. Completed a scholarship program by the Russian Ministry of Culture and graduated from several other international programs (residences in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany). Collaborated with Amnesty International, Goethe Institute, V-A-C Foundation, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and others. Teacher and Project Manager at the TSEKH Contemporary Dance Center.

 

Katya Ganyushina: Attendant | Lecture-performance | art & economy

12.08.2017, 10:00 – 15:00

Katya Ganyushina — researcher of contemporary dance, curator, dancer. She has graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University and a master’s programme in History of Contemporary Art at the Glasgow University. Ganyushina is a co-founder of the ROOM FOR, project for contemporary dance. As a lecturer she has collaborated with the National Center for Contemporary Arts (Moscow), Moscow Multimedia Art Museum, MEA Manege, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, State Tretyakov Gallery, and other cultural institutions.

 

Jennifer Lacey & Katya Ganyushina: Labour realities of dance artists | Talk | art & economy

12.08.2017, 16:00 – 18:00

Jennifer Lacey — сhoreographer, performer, teacher. Her work is based on an enduring curiosity towards the nature of perception and the possibilities within the form of dance for complex thought. She believes that the body has access to a way of conceptualizing different from the parts of ourselves that construct and process verbal language. Over the past 10 years, her teaching has expanded into her artistic practice. Her performance-based workshops are capable of producing content, rather than simply transmitting it. Lacey has founded a number of projects with ambiguous borders: Projet Bonbonnière, a research and living project designed to rehabilitate Italian theatres; Prodwhee, a series of performances using the concept of dance residency as currency; Robinhood, a mythical and invisible performance with the artist Cerith Wyn Evans; and Transmaniastan—a work commissioned for A Choreographed Exhibition at the Kunsthalle, St. Gallen (curator Mathieu Copeland). Lacey received a Doris Duke Impact Award in 2014 and a Guggenheim fellowship in 2015.

Katya Ganyushina — researcher of contemporary dance, curator, dancer. She has graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University and a master’s programme in History of Contemporary Art at the Glasgow University. Ganyushina is a co-founder of the ROOM FOR, project for contemporary dance. As a lecturer she has collaborated with the National Center for Contemporary Arts (Moscow), Moscow Multimedia Art Museum, MEA Manege, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, State Tretyakov Gallery, and other cultural institutions.

 

Jennifer Lacey: Weak method | Workshop | art & economy

13.08.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Jennifer Lacey — choreographer, performer, teacher. Her work is based on an enduring curiosity towards the nature of perception and the possibilities within the form of dance for complex thought. She believes that the body has access to a way of conceptualizing different from the parts of ourselves that construct and process verbal language. Over the past 10 years, her teaching has expanded into her artistic practice. Her performance-based workshops are capable of producing content, rather than simply transmitting it. Lacey has founded a number of projects with ambiguous borders: Projet Bonbonnière, a research and living project designed to rehabilitate Italian theatres; Prodwhee, a series of performances using the concept of dance residency as currency; Robinhood, a mythical and invisible performance with the artist Cerith Wyn Evans; and Transmaniastan—a work commissioned for A Choreographed Exhibition at the Kunsthalle, St. Gallen (curator Mathieu Copeland). Lacey received a Doris Duke Impact Award in 2014 and a Guggenheim fellowship in 2015.

 

Eroca Nicols: Aggressive snuggling | Workshop | art & economy

15.08.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Eroca Nicols — dancer, interdisciplinary performer, producer, independent educator. Nicols studied in professional programmes in Canada at Ballet Creole and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre before pursuing further training in more functionally-based and improvisational forms. Her teaching and training are influenced by Axis Syllabus, and also by her continued study of anatomy, biomechanics, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Her company and alter ego, Lady Janitor, has presented work in Canada, the USA, Europe, and the UK. Nicols’ commitment to community-based arts engagement has also led her to create platforms for presenting both her own work and the work of fellow emerging artists, including DIMBY (Dance In My BackYard) and Badass Dance Fun (a mini festival at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre), as well as the Toronto Dance Community Love-In, an arts advocacy and professional training provider.

 

Iaci Lomonaco & Eroca Nicols: On politics of touch and its relevance for society | Talk | art & economy

17.08.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Iaci Lomonaco — performer, contemporary dancer, economist. Certified Vinyasa yoga and Pilates teacher. A student of the Angel Vianna Dance college, Lomonaco relates the study of the body, started in 2008, with economic, social and environmental issues. Using the body as the main element of her work, she employs dance, physical theater, and music to explore ways to unify the critical thinking of the current economic political reality with her artistic research. Lomonaco has worked frequently with Tino Sehgal as a performer and producer.

Eroca Nicols — dancer, interdisciplinary performer, producer, independent educator. Nicols studied in professional programmes in Canada at Ballet Creole and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre before pursuing further training in more functionally-based and improvisational forms. Her teaching and training are influenced by Axis Syllabus, and also by her continued study of anatomy, biomechanics, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Her company and alter ego, Lady Janitor, has presented work in Canada, the USA, Europe, and the UK. Nicols’ commitment to community-based arts engagement has also led her to create platforms for presenting both her own work and the work of fellow emerging artists, including DIMBY (Dance In My BackYard) and Badass Dance Fun (a mini festival at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre), as well as the Toronto Dance Community Love-In, an arts advocacy and professional training provider.

 

Florentina Holzinger & Btissame Amadour: Ninja training | Workshop | human / nature

19.08.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Florentina Holzinger — performer, choreographer, dancer. Holzinger makes raw and theatrical performances in which she flirts with camp and kitsch. Encounters and events in her private life play a significant role in the creation of her performances. Her performance Recovery (2014) was created after an accident, in which she crashed three meters to the ground during one of her performances, and revolves around struggle as a process of healing and the stage as an arena in which questions of coping with trauma, finding a fresh start, and providing female support are raised. Together with Vincent Riebeek, Holzinger made the trilogy Kein Applaus für Scheiße—Spirit—Wellness, a triptych about the perfect symbiosis of a healthy body and a healthy mind, which attracted international attention to her work. Holzinger received the danceWEB Scholarship in 2008 and in 2011 at ImPulsTanz Vienna; her diploma solo work Silk was awarded the Prix Jardin d’Europe at the ImPulsTanz Festival in 2012.

Btissame Amadour — choreographer, performer, sports coach, martial arts teacher. She studied at the Sports Academy in Zwolle and Dance at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam. In collaboration with the artist Dirk Jan Jager, Amadour created the performances Phagosytosis and Run Write Shake, which investigate passivity and activity, time and inertia. Amadour leads martial arts workshops with the choreographer Florentina Holzinger, and also performs in Holzinger’s work entitled Recovery. She works at the Nike European Headquarters based in The Netherlands as a sports coach.

 

Ivo Dimchev: Trash off | Workshop | human / nature

22.08.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Ivo Dimchev — сhoreographer, performer, dancer, musician, director. His work is an extreme and colourful mixture of performance art, dance, theatre, and music and often addresses taboo themes. The artist actively exploits his own body, appeals to his personal biography and doesn’t restrict himself in his means of expression. Many of his performances are improvisational. Among his works are the physical solo performance Lili Handel, the interactive performance P project (together with audience members), the group performance X-ON (in collaboration with the artist Franz West), the solo performance Some Faves (some favorites), and the performance Thank you. Apart from creating his own performances, Dimchev gives master classes at the National Theatre Academy in Budapest and at the Royal Dance Conservatory of Belgium in Antwerp, Hochschule der Künste in Bern. He is the founder and director of the Humarts Foundation in Bulgaria and organises a national competition for contemporary choreography every year. Dimchev also headed the performance space Volksroom (Brussels) and opened an art space called Mozei (Sofia) which presents live performances and visual art. Since 2013, Dimchev has been an Artist in Residence at Kaaitheater (Brussels). In 2016 he published the book Ivo Dimchev. Stage works 2002–2016.

 

Ivo Dimchev & Dragana Bulut: On theatricality in dance & performance | Talk | human / nature

24.08.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Ivo Dimchev — сhoreographer, performer, dancer, musician, director. His work is an extreme and colourful mixture of performance art, dance, theatre, and music and often addresses taboo themes. The artist actively exploits his own body, appeals to his personal biography and doesn’t restrict himself in his means of expression. Many of his performances are improvisational. Among his works are the physical solo performance Lili Handel, the interactive performance P project (together with audience members), the group performance X-ON (in collaboration with the artist Franz West), the solo performance Some Faves (some favorites), and the performance Thank you. Apart from creating his own performances, Dimchev gives master classes at the National Theatre Academy in Budapest and at the Royal Dance Conservatory of Belgium in Antwerp, Hochschule der Künste in Bern. He is the founder and director of the Humarts Foundation in Bulgaria and organises a national competition for contemporary choreography every year. Dimchev also headed the performance space Volksroom (Brussels) and opened an art space called Mozei (Sofia) which presents live performances and visual art. Since 2013, Dimchev has been an Artist in Residence at Kaaitheater (Brussels). In 2016 he published the book Ivo Dimchev. Stage works 2002–2016.

Dragana Bulut — сhoreographer, dancer. Graduated from a master’s programme in Solo/Dance/Authorship at HZT Berlin and twice received the danceWEB Europe Scholarship. Since 2005 she has been developing her individual choreographic work, which was later presented in national and international settings including Tanzquartier Vienna/Austria, InTransit Festival Berlin, and euro-scene Leipzig/Germany. In 2010, she won the Prix Jardin d’Europe. Bulut has worked with such renowned artists as Meg Stuart, Tino Sehgal, Ivo Dimchev, and Charles Linehan, among others.

 

Valentin Tszin: Human/non-human: elements of desire | Workshop | human / nature

26.08.2017, 18:00–22:00

Valentin Tszin — director, performer, dance researcher. His method draws on the forms and fundamental principles of dramatic theatre, taekwondo, butoh, and throat singing. The idea that one’s perceptions of reality are malleable through the alteration of one’s physical body and state of mind is pivotal to his method. He works across a contrasting range of formats, from ascetic solos to intricate group concepts, some having involved as many as one hundred people. Among his projects are the 12-hour solo-action piece entitled ЦВЕТЫ.12ч.РАЯ.на.Земле; the solo works Gaze Zone, Deep Memory; the group performances Ka Te Túi, Out of the Forest, Danza Butoh en Medellin; Timeless; Kindergarten; Облако, похожее на дельфина, and the group improvisation piece Out of the Spectacle featuring the architecture of Zaha Hadid. Tszin often collaborates with the butoh-dancers Flavia Ghisalberti, Alex Ruhe, and Sonja Heller, and the sound artists Oleg Makarov and Patrick K.-H. The founder of the dance and theatre company Poema Theatre (St.Petersburg/Moscow), which is based on a method known as ‘The Semiotics of the Human Body’, Tszin worked as the company’s artistic director from 2009–2015. Tszin is also the founder of a research network called Butoh Channel (Moscow–Berlin) and the project Russian International Butoh Village.

 

Akemi Takeya: Beyond habits and no habits: the transformative power of body | Workshop | human / nature

29.08.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Akemi Takeya — choreographer, performer, poet, musician. Takeya has created her own performance method and incorporates thoughts from her journals, dreams, diaries and essays into her performance pieces, ultimately producing an unexpected and visceral fusion of sensory encounters. For 10 years she has been combining Japanese aesthetics with European performance art. One of her most famous works is the Lemonism cycle where she investigates historical ‘isms’ in art (minimalism, symbolism, Japonism) and confronts them with the body as a tangible self.

 

Louise Höjer & Sasha Obukhova: On art inside & outside the institution | Talk | human / nature

31.08.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Louise Höjer — artistic director, theorist, dancer. Höjer has a background in continental philosophy with a Master’s thesis on Aesthetics and Habermas. Since 2006, she has worked with Tino Sehgal moving from more theoretical pieces to those involving dance and singing, both installing and participating. One could say that Höjer embodies Sehgal’s archive which cannot be assembled in a conventional way since the artist’s practice avoids all types of traditional archiving like notes, photos, videos. She has taught at DOCH, Norwegian Theatre Academy, and UdK.

Sasha Obukhova — art historian, curator. Graduated from Moscow State University, studied at the Central European University in Prague. Sasha has worked in the Russian State Library, the Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art, and the State Tretyakov Gallery, among other locations. She helped organize the permanent exhibition of twentieth-century Russian art at the Tretyakov Gallery. In 2004 she became a founding member and director of the Art Project Foundation, where she established the Archive of Contemporary Russian Art. In 2014, she co-curated the first massive exhibition and research project on 100 years of the history and traditions of performance in Russia, held at Garage Museum. She is also a member of the Kandinsky Award expert board. Since 2012 Sasha has been the head of the Research Department of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow.

 

Moss Beynon Juckes: Neo art rituals | Workshop | social constructs

02.09.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Moss Beynon Juckes — performer, composer. She works internationally in workshops, residencies and community projects often in the line of music and movement, bridging dance and experimental, socially inclusive theatre. Her workshops, which include vocal and physical exercises, help participants develop a personal connection to their voices and to listen more closely to others, and at the same time provide an insight into the power of the voice as an expressive tool and a transformative healer. Moss Beynon Juckes searches for harmony between tradition and radical forms and creates improvisational shows with violin, guitar, voice, and dance. She has studied, performed and taught in Wales, Poland, Germany, England, Czech Republic, Denmark, China, Finland, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Austria, Turkey, France, Brazil, Argentina, and Italy.

 

Mårten Spångberg: Clay | Workshop | social constructs

05.09.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Mårten Spångberg — performance related artist, curator, critic, theorist. Spångberg’s concern is choreography in an expanded field. His work reexamines what dance is as an experience and how that experience has been transformed as a result of contemporary capitalism, immaterial labour, and social media. He choreographed Break, Intermission, Before and After for the Frankfurt Ballet in 2002 and was commissioned by MoMA PS1 in 2014 to produce La Substance, but in English. He has also published Spangbergianism—a book which the author himself calls ‘a performance.’

 

Mårten Spångberg & Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich: On curating between the shelves | Talk | art & economy

06.09.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Mårten Spångberg — performance related artist, curator, critic, theorist. Spångberg’s concern is choreography in an expanded field. His work reexamines what dance is as an experience and how that experience has been transformed as a result of contemporary capitalism, immaterial labour, and social media. He choreographed Break, Intermission, Before and After for the Frankfurt Ballet in 2002 and was commissioned by MoMA PS1 in 2014 to produce La Substance, but in English. He has also published Spangbergianism—a book which the author himself calls ‘a performance.’

Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich — visual artist, curator, writer, theatre director, filmmaker. Director of State Solyanka Gallery. Exploring a distance between a work of art and its audience, he creates performances, site-specific installations, guerrilla actions, and long-durational works that he presents worldwide under curatorship of Hans Ulrich Obrist, RoseLee Goldberg, and Marina Abramovic. Pavlov-Andreevich’s performance Carousel was first shown in 2014 at Faena Arts Center in Buenos Aires, then in 2016 during Wiener Festwochen in Vienna, and received Grand Prix at Kuryokhin Art Prize 2015. Solo presentations include exhibitions at Paradise Row Gallery (2008, 2010, London), Deitch Projects (2009, NYC), Galeria Luciana Brito (2010, São Paulo), Galerie Stanislas Bourgain (2009, 2010, Paris), Galerie NON (2011, Istanbul), Centro Cultural São Paulo (2013, São Paulo), Faena Arts Center (2014, Buenos Aires), Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (2015, Brasilia), Künstlerhaus Wien (2016, Vienna), Museu de Arte Contemporanea MAC-USP (2017, São Paulo).

 

Jakob Lena Knebl: One-on-one coaching conversations | Workshop | social constructs

09.09.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Jakob Lena Knebl — artist. She utilizes her own body as her primary medium and works mainly with performance and photography. Her works often show processes of metamorphosis in which the artist reinterprets various roles and figures of an imaginary collective and at some extent become a ‘conquest’ of what is ‘ugly.’ One of the ever-growing themes in her art is the idea of a binary gender system. ‘My self-portraits make the boundaries of gender become hazy,’ says Knebl. She has exhibited at the Fundación Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona, the Ludwig Foundation Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK) in Vienna, and the Museum der Moderne—MdM Mönchsberg in Salzburg.

 

Jakob Lena Knebl & Monica Titton & Natalia Smolianskaia: On (life) design | Talk | art & economy

12.09.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Jakob Lena Knebl — artist. She utilizes her own body as her primary medium and works mainly with performance and photography. Her works often show processes of metamorphosis in which the artist reinterprets various roles and figures of an imaginary collective and at some extent become a ‘conquest’ of what is ‘ugly.’ One of the ever-growing themes in her art is the idea of a binary gender system. ‘My self-portraits make the boundaries of gender become hazy,’ says Knebl. She has exhibited at the Fundación Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona, the Ludwig Foundation Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK) in Vienna, and the Museum der Moderne—MdM Mönchsberg in Salzburg.

Monica Titton — sociologist, cultural critic, freelance fashion writer. In 2015 she completed her Ph.D. thesis about the cultural significance of fashion and street style blogs. Titton is a Senior Scientist at the Austrian Center for Fashion Research at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and a Lecturer in fashion history at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She has also given guest lectures at London College of Fashion (where she was a visiting Ph.D. researcher in 2012), Southampton Solent University, the University of Winchester, and the University of East London. Her work develops a critical sociological perspective at the intersection of fashion, culture, art, and politics. Working in the fields of fashion studies, the sociology of culture, critical social theory and postcolonial studies, she is interested in the links between fashion, collective and personal identity dynamics, globalization and society. Her recent publications include: ‘Fashion Criticism Unravelled: A Sociological Critique of Criticism in Fashion Media’ (International Journal of Fashion Studies, 2016), ‘Ready-Made-Mode. Über Vetements’ (Pop. Kultur & Kritik, 2016), ‘Fashionable Personae. Self-Identity and Enactments of Fashion Narratives in Fashion Blogs’ (Fashion Theory, 2015), and ‘Andy’s Heritage—Collaborations between Fashion, Art, and Louis Vuitton’ (In: Gaugele, E. (ed): Aesthetic Politics in Fashion. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2014).

Natalia Smolianskaia — theorist, curator, artist, research associate of the Laboratory of Studies and Research on Contemporary Logics of Philosophy, an active participant of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM). Holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Lomonosov Moscow State University and L’Université Paris 8. Among her research interests are the Russian avant-garde, institutional criticism, theories of contemporary art. During 2007–2013 she was a director of the research programme in the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris dedicated to the problematics of art languages and concepts and practices of the avant-garde. In 2017, Smolianskaia received a grant from the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH). She is an Associate Professor in the Art History department at the Russian State University. Currently she is part of the curating group Enter and Permit, which together with the Center for Creative Industries (CCI) Fabrika is working on an eponymous multidisciplinary art project. Since 2012, she has been studying the reappropriation of the events of May 1968.

 

Cathy Walsh: Intimacy practiсes | Workshop | social constructs

13.09.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Cathy Walsh — choreographer, performer, musician. Walsh focuses on conversation, intimacy, and improvisation. She uses voice and other strategies to construct situations together with her audience. She is currently interested in investigating concepts of time, nationality, identity, collaboration, coincidence and how to build a community worth living in. Her recent interests include comedy improvisation, podcasting, travel blogging and poetry writing. Cathy is a founding member of the solo improvisation performance group Pleasure in search of… as well as a recipient of the danceWEB scholarship to ImPulseTanz.

 

Louise Trueheart & Sasha Pirogova: On internet intimacy and other contemporary social behaviors | Talk | art & economy

14.09.2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Louise Trueheart — dancer, writer, choreographer. Her art deals with international politics, drone warfare, feminism, love, and internet intimacy. At present, Trueheart primarily makes one-on-one performances and video art, and collaborates with inspirational artists such as Ruairi Donovan and Alice Chauchat. She has also participated in Ponderosa P.O.R.C.H. Performance module and SMASH Berlin. Trueheart has been involved with the queer feminist collective and platform COVEN BERLIN since 2014, and has been senior editor of their online magazine, as well as co-creator of a mini reading series called fallow.

Sasha Pirogova — artist. Originally trained in theoretical physics as a graduate of the Department of Physics at Moscow State University in 2010, but decided to become a dancer and from there moved into contemporary visual art. Pirogova works with motion and its capacities, exploring the territory between a theatrical play and a ritual, between performativity and dance, transforming rational movements into metaphors. She also translates contemporary existential issues into a language of relations between humans, objects, and their environment. She is the winner of the Extra Short Film Festival, ESF (2012), a nominee for the Kandinsky Prize in the Young Artist, Project of the Year category (2013), the winner of the Innovation Prize in the New Generation category (2014), and was shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize (2017).