Start Up Lectures

The new 2017/18 Fellows' Presentations and Exhibition Opening

Start Up Lectures 2017/18; poster sujet designed by Annette Sonnewend.

 

The so-called Start-Up Lectures of the Fellowship Program for Art and Theory 2017/18 will take place in Büchsenhausen at 7 pm on Friday, 6th October 2017.

In this context the new fellows – Marianna CHRISTOFIDES, belit SAĞ, Julie SAS, and Jan SIEBER – will introduce themselves and their work, and provide some insight into their respective proposals for the coming months.

 

• Marianna CHRISTOFIDES
Looking Against the Grain – The Hiatus of Uncertainty (Working Title)
• belit SAĞ
[the ——- work]
• Julie SAS
Silent Red Alert: Speculative Materials on Anonymity
• Jan SIEBER
Kunst und die kapitalistische Ökonomie des Begehrens

 

Exhibition:
On the Natures of Things: Contingency—Resistiveness—Invisibility—Desire
Opening:
Friday 6. October 2017, 7 p.m.
Duration of the Exhibition:
10.10.2017 – 25.01.2018
Opening Hours:
Tue, Wed 2 – 5 p.m., Thu 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and by individual appointment.
Closed: 22 December 2017 – 5 January 2018 and on public holidays.

 

Raised in Cyprus and currently working in Berlin, Marianna CHRISTOFIDES deals in her practice with entangled stories that constitute the different layers of multi-authored places. Imprints of slow violence in the spatial fabric and subtle manifestations of precarity are negotiated in long-term observations and a physical engagement with the sites under study. Investigating the singularities and latent narratives of often contested places, she is revisiting them over and over again. This recursive return is a means to approach the complicated and fragmented histories of people in different regions.
Christofides represented Cyprus in 2011 at the 54th Venice Biennale. She has been exhibiting internationally, among others at Akademie der Künste, Berlin; BOZAR, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen; Videonale. 17, Kunstmuseum Bonn; Museo Riso, Palermo; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen; Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka; 5th Thessaloniki Biennale; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; Museum für Photographie Braunschweig. Residencies include: Villa Kamogawa, Goethe-Institute, Kyoto; Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck; Tabakalera, San Sebastian; IASPIS, Stockholm; Villa Aurora, Los Angeles; Gasworks, London. In 2019 Christofides was shortlisted for the Berlin Art Prize.

In cooperation with Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Marianna Christofides published the book Days in Between (2021).

mariannachristofides.com

belit sağ lebt als Videokünstlerin in Amsterdam. Sie studierte Mathematik in Ankara und audiovisuelle Kunst in Amsterdam. Ihre Video-Praxis entwickelte sich in video-aktivistischen Künstler:innen-Gruppen in Ankara und Istanbul, wo sie Projekte wie karahaber.org (2000-2007) und bak.ma (ein wachsendes audiovisuelles Onlinearchiv für soziale Bewegungen in der Türkei) mitinitiierte. Ihre aktuelle Arbeit konzentriert sich auf die ‚Gewalt der Darstellung‘ beziehungsweise die ‚Darstellung der Gewalt‘. Ausgehend von ihrer eigenen Erfahrung mit Zensur in der Türkei lädt sağ im Rahmen ihres Fellowships in Büchsenhausen drei Künstlerinnen aus diesem Land, die ebenfalls persönlich Opfer von Zensur waren, nach Innsbruck ein. Durch einen offenen Austausch mit diesen Künstlerinnen beabsichtigt sağ, die Prozesse offenzulegen, die Künstler:innen auf Grund von Zensur durchmachen müssen, sowie die Auswirkungen auf ihr jeweiliges Leben und den jeweiligen künstlerischen Ausdruck. Das Projekt will erforschen, wie die individuelle und emotionale Erfahrung von Zensur mit anderen geteilt werden kann, welche künstlerische Taktiken als Antwort auf Repression taugen, welche Subjektivitäten Zensur erzeugt und wie diese Subjektivierung durch Affekte verläuft.
Sie absolvierte Residiencies in Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam vom 2014-2015; und das International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York in 2016. Sağs Arbeiten wurden in zahreichen Museen, Gallerien und Filmfestivals weltweit präsentiert. Unter anderem MOCA, Taipei; Tütün Deposu, Istanbul; Tabakalera Film Seminar, San Sebastian; Toronto/Rotterdam/San Francisco/New York International Film Fest./International Documentary Film Fest. Amsterdam (IDFA); EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam; documenta14, Kassel; Marabouparken, Stockholm.
bit.contrast.org

Julie SAS is a French artist based in Paris. In her practice she combines installations, writing, performance and collaborative projects, in which she organizes spaces and situations around plays on meanings, norms and identities that demonstrate a tension with certain linguistic or social data. Sas’ recent live installations present bodies involved in codified situations, particularly those linked to the production of public discourse, forms of self-representation, and quotation exercises. Those have led her to start developing long-time research and experimentation on the practice of anonymity and forms of invisibility in art, literature and musical fields.
juliesas.blogspot.com

Jan SIEBER (1982 – 2018) studied cultural sciences, philosophy and art theory at the University of Bremen, Leuphana University Lüneburg, and at Middlesex University London. Between 2011 and 2017 he worked as an academic associate at Berlin University of the Arts, where he completed his doctoral thesis in the field of Aesthetic Theory. The emphases of his research lie in Aesthetics, Psychoanalysis, Critical Theory, Cultural Theory, and contemporary French Philosophy.
Following a brief but serious illness Jan Sieber died on 22 May 2018.

Location
Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen

Weiherburggasse 13
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
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