Lia Cunha (*1987 in Salvador Bahia, Brazil) develops collaborative projects on integrated arts, investigates the artist’s book in its interdisciplinary possibilities through the label „Duna“, atelier and artist’s publishing house specialized in object books, artists’s books, illustrated books, children’s books and musical publications. She is Interested in „non-places“ as well as the possibilities of the walk as a aesthetic and poetic practice.
Die Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen vergibt jährlich Wohn- und Arbeitsstipendien in den Bereichen Literatur, Komposition und Bildende Kunst. Zusätzlich gibt es die KWW-Stipendien für Projekte an der Schnittstelle von Kunst, Wissenschaft und/oder Wirtschaft. »»
is a multidisciplinary artist, born in 1981 in Tangier.
Simohammed studied Philosophy and Signal Processing in Morocco and later trained in filmmaking at La Femis, Paris.
He founded the yearly Tangiers film festival Cinema Nachia. His work predominantly uses the medium of film, however it also incorporates photography and collage and extends to other art forms such as installation, sound art and performance. At the centre of his work is a reflection on the presentation of the image. »»
Im Rahmen seiner zweimonatigen Residenz, entwickelte Javier Tapia (*1976, Chile) eine begehbare, labyrinthartige Installation in den Räumen von CAT Cologne. Die Installation befasst sich mit der, in Form von mündlich übertragenen Erzählungen, erinnerten und, in Form von gesammelten Bildern und Fotos, bewahrten Geschichte Kölns. Transparente Boards werden zum Träger von collagierten Bildern und Fotos. Diese stehenden und hängenden Wände geben vielfältige Blicke auf potentiell zusammenhängende Bilder frei und bieten Raum für individuelle Assoziationen. Die Willkürlichkeit der Anordung und weitere Möglichkeiten einer der Zuordnung einzelner Fragmente wird dabei unter anderem über die Sichtbarkeit der hinterliegenden Wände und die vielen Perspektivwechsel beim Verändern des Standortes offensichtlich.
Running all year round since 2002, the residency programme is at the heart of PACT Zollverein’s day to day work. Open to professional artists from home and abroad who work in the areas of dance, performance, media arts or music and closely linked to PACT’s two other core strands of activity in presenting work and facilitating research and development, the programme is a key element in PACT Zollverein’s profile as an Artists’ House supporting lively exchange between practice and theory. »»
Envisioning the german ruhr-region as a field for experimentation, laboratory, room for possibility and feasibility, thekunstvereineruhr, a consortium of about 15 art societies and art houses in the ruhr-area, developed the concept for »ruhr.residence«. »»
In diesem kollaborativen Diskussionsformat gemeinsam mit der Temporary Gallery, der Universität Köln und der Akademie der Künste der Welt analysieren wir in gemütlicher Atmosphäre wie Filme, Computerspiele, Videos und Fernsehserien politische Ideen zum Ausdruck bringen und eine antifaschistische Agenda vorantreiben können. »»
Jan Sowa’s talk revisits recent Polish history from the point of view of walter Benjamin’s famous quip that “behind every fascism, there is a failed revolution.” he looks at a history of roughly 35 years, beginning from the early 1980s. the original revolutionary event is the appearance of Solidarność, a worker’s move- ment with a social message and little sympathy for private enterprise, crushed under martial law. Its ideals soon disappeared in the course of so-called communism’s collapse and the oppres- sive neoliberal transformation in the late 1980s and early 1990s. today, it is replaced by popu- lism as a reactionary, post-neoliberal formation. »»
Social theorist and author Jan Sowa holds a PhD in sociology and a habilitation in cultural studies. His research assignments took him to several universities in Poland and abroad, recently to the University warsaw and the University of São Paulo. Sowa is the author and editor of numerous publications, including the volume of essays A Joy Forever: Political Economy of Social Creativity. »»
Author Niq Mhlongo has been called “one of the most high-spirited and irreverent new voices of South Africa’s post-apartheid literary scene.” he is strongly influenced by his hometown of Soweto as he pens his fiction in Soweto, about Soweto and in Soweto dialect. »»
With CÜNEYT CEBENOYAN, BANU CENNETOĞLU, TURGUT ERÇETIN (Fellow), EROL MINTAŞ
This special panel discussion in Oberhausen is organized by the Academy of the Arts of the World together with the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and deals with current alarming rise of authoritarianism in Turkey. »»
The programs brings one Moroccan and one German multidisciplinary artists with a high interest for crosscultural exchange and the desire together to research, work and reflect on individual and collective initiatives, through artistic work and critical discussions. »»
Initially trained as a visual artist and cook, Verwimp is currently doing research into forms of complicity and is since 2014 curatorial director of the Maria de Robe Collection. His work is recognised for the pressing manner in which he explores personal and societal notions of friendship and repair through an artistic practice that involves assemblages, reparations and appropriation. In 2011 he co-initiated the MPA-B (Month of Performance art) and co-founded the Association for Performance art in Berlin. »»
Bangkok-based filmmaker and visual artist Chulayar nnon Siriphol works in short film, experimental film, documentary and video installation; his works are in between personal memory and social memory, documentary and fiction, reality and the supernatural. »»
Srećko Horvat is a Croatian philosopher and activist regarded as one of the central figures of the New Left in post-Yugoslavia. Most recently published books include Subversion!(Zero Books 2017), The Radicality of Love (Polity 2015) and together with Slavoj Žižek What Does Europe Want? (Columbia University Press 2014). »»
A native of Istanbul, Turgut Erçetin studied composition and completed his doctorate studies at Stanford University with Brian Ferneyhough as his advisor. His current works engage with issues of sound, not as sonic colors but as entities that are perceived at various degrees of complexities as a result of composed acoustics. »»
Ferhat Özgür’s artistic works cover a wide spectrum ranging from video and photography to installations. His works have been on display in many international locations, such as Centre Pompidou (Paris), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Museum der Moderne Salzburg and MUMOK Vienna. The MoMA PS1 New York presented 2012 – 2013 with I can sing a solo exhibition of his works »»
This season, the Academy introduces a new (self-) educational initiative, a reading group,founded with the goal of deepening and intensifying discussion of the themes broached in the Academy’s program. The reading groupmeets once a month always on Tuesdays at7 pm at ACADEMYSPACE, in the hospitable setting of the newly arranged entrance lounge. »»
“Americium”, Erik Blinderman and Lisa Rave’s new exhibition centers on a film of the same name. Taking its title from a man made radioactive element on the periodic table, “Americium” addresses the literal contamination of sacred lands and the spiritual neglect of an American landscape.
“Collective Myth” beschreibt unbewusste Antriebskräfte die unseren Alltag begleiten. Jeder kennt diese subtilen Gedanken und Empfindungen, die sich mitunter als Zukunftsvisionen oder Lebenswünsche zeigen. Bilder und visuelle Reize vermögen es, solche Reaktionen auszulösen und darzustellen. Während ihres Projektes macht sich Breen auf die Suche nach einer gemeinsamen Ikonografie.
Welche lokalen und universellen Bildwelten haben in und für Köln eine besondere Bedeutung? »»
Marta Pujades (*1990, Palma de Mallorca) is an artist who habitually has recourse to the image in its photographic form, with a portrait base, as a medium for exploring the identity and roles that human beings take on socially. She currently holds a scholarship by “Michael Horbach Stiftung” Cologne, where she was in residence until early September 2016.