Visiting artist: Michael Krebber and students

Thursday, 3. November, 16.00 Uhr, Aula

All welcome, refreshments afterwards!!

Michael Krebber has a professorship at Städelschule in Frankfurt. He visits the Surveillant Architectures seminar at KHM with his students from Frankfurt. This Aula event will take place Thursday, Donnerstag November 3rd for what will sure to be an exceptional time.  Afterwards snacks in the Mensa.

Michael Krebber’s work resists categorization.  From painting to anti painting, from physical involvement to  avoidance of a signature style, from role maker to blog mocker, his rebellious statements continuously shock, surprise and inspire discussion.He visits the KHM after just returning from New York.

New exhibition at Greene Naftali New York thru November 19th.

From the exhibition announcement:

C-A-N-V-A-S, Uhutrust, Jerry Magoo and guardian.co.uk Painting
20 October – 19 November, 2011

Michael Krebber arrived at his temporary studio, housed in the same building as Greene Naftali Gallery, several weeks before the opening of the present exhibition, with the content of several blogs printed out in his suitcase. Working within a highly circumscribed packet of time, Krebber copied selections from these blog pages onto appropriately proportioned canvases.

C-A-N-V-A-S, an acronym for Corpse After Negating Visual Art Strategies, and Jerry Magoo are both anonymous blogs, the first based in Brussels and the second in New York, with which former students of Krebber at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt-am-Main are involved. Written from the perspective of young artists currently emerging in the gallery circuit, both blogs are known for posting vitriolic commentary on contemporary art exhibitions, which Krebber frequently passes along to his e-mail list of current students.

Uhutrust is the personal blog of Michaela Eichwald, an associate of Krebber since the early 1990s and now a Berlin-based artist represented by Reena Spaulings Fine Art (New York) and Vilma Gold (London). Since the posts which Krebber had planned to paint have been deleted due to controversial content, the Uhutrust paintings in the present exhibition take the form of blanks.

The Guardian.co.uk art blog is written by Jonathan Jones, who posted a negative review of an exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery by Mark Leckey, a London-based artist represented by Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (New York), Cabinet Gallery (London) and Galerie Daniel Buchholz (Cologne and Berlin). This review, published on May 23, 2011, has generated 308 posts to date in the Comments section of the blog, including interventions by the artist under his own name.

By parasitizing the negative     socio-
pedagogical influence networked painting, Krebber
to hasten collapse.

This exhibition is presented simultaneously with “Here Comes the Sons,” at Real Fine Arts, 673 Meeker Ave., Brooklyn, October 22 – November 20.

Michael Sanchez

SAG 2011: recommends Noam Chomsky

June 7th SAG will be attending the Noam Chomsky lecture at the Uni Köln:

Albertus-Magnus-Professor Noam Chomsky is going to give his 2nd public lecture: »The Evolving Global Order: Prospects and Opportunities.«
Di 7. Jun. 17:30 – 19:00 GMT (keine Sommerzeit)
Aula (1 & 2) der Universität (Hauptgebäude)

Vom 6.-8. Juni 2011 wird der bekannte amerikanische Philosoph Noam Chomsky als Albertus-Magnus-Professor 2011 drei öffentliche Vorlesungen und zwei Seminare an der Universität zu Köln halten. Die Albertus-Magnus-Professur wurde an der Universität zu Köln im Gedenken an den mittelalterlichen Universalgelehrten Albertus Magnus (1193 bis 1280) eingerichtet, der von 1248 bis 1254 in Köln am Generalstudium der Dominikaner lehrte. Auf diese Professur wird eine Persönlichkeit von internationaler Geltung berufen, die in öffentlichen Vorlesungen und Seminaren Fragen von allgemeiner Bedeutung behandelt, die derzeit in vielen Grundlagenwissenschaften, aber auch in der öffentlichen Debatte eine Rolle spielen.
Nach Arthur C. Danto (2005), Jean-Luc Nancy (2006), Giorgio Agamben (2007) und Robert Audi (2008), Philip Pettit (2009), Enrique Dussel (2010) hat nun Noam Chomsky die Einladung auf Albertus-Magnus-Professur angenommen.
Avram Noam Chomsky, 1928 in Philadelphia (Pensylvania, USA) geboren, lehrt seit 1961 als Professor für Linguistik am Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Durch seine linguistischen und sprachphilosophischen Arbeiten von paradigmatischer Bedeutung und aufgrund seines politischen Engagements zählt Noam Chomsky zu den herausragenden Intellektuellen der Gegenwart, dessen Schriften ebenso wie seine öffentlichen Interventionen eine weltweite Aufmerksamkeit und Rezeption erfahren haben.

“Ein Intellektueller zu sein, ist eine Berufung für jedermann: es bedeutet, den eigenen Verstand zu gebrauchen, um Angelegenheiten voranzubringen, die für die Menschheit wichtig sind. Einige Leute sind privilegiert, mächtig und gewöhnlich konformistisch genug, um ihren Weg in die Öffentlichkeit zu nehmen. Das macht sie keineswegs intellektueller als einen Taxifahrer, der zufällig über die gleichen Dinge nachdenkt und das möglicherweise klüger und weniger oberflächlich als sie. Denn das ist eine Frage der Macht.” (Noam Chomsky)

wichtige Veröffentlichungen (in Auswahl): ▪ Aspects of the Theory of Syntax. 1965. ▪ Language and Mind. 1968, 2007; dt. Sprache und Geist. 1999. ▪ Rules and Representations. 1980, 2005; dt. Regeln und Repräsentationen. 1981. ▪ The Minimalist Program. 1995 ▪ On nature and language. 2002. ▪ Language and problems of knowledge. 2003. ▪ Government in the Future. 2005; dt. Die Zukunft des Staates. 2005. ▪ The Chomsky-Foucault debate : on human nature. 2006. ▪ Interventions. 2007; dt. Interventionen. 2008. ▪ Die Verantwortlichkeit der Intellektuellen. Zentrale Schriften zur Politik. 2008.


SAG 2011: Martha Rosler meets SAG, Cologne May 16th

Martha Rosler is an artist who works with multiple media, including photography, photo-text, sculpture, video, performance, and installation. Her interests are centered on the public sphere and landscapes of everyday life—actual and virtual—especially as they affect women. Related projects focus on housing, on the one hand, and systems of transportation, on the other. She has long produced works on war and the “national security climate,” connecting everyday experiences at home with the conduct of war abroad. Other works, from bus tours to sculptural recreations of architectural details, are excavations of history.
Some of her most noteworthy video works confront the world crisis of macropolitics and home, worker explotation, and propoganda.  These works include:
Chile on the Road to NAFTA (97); Prototype: God Bless America (06), If It’s Too Bad to Be True, It Could Be DISINFORMATION (85); A Simple Case for Torture, or How to Sleep at Night (83)

Martha Rosler; 2011 http://art-agenda.com/agenda/view/129

Rosler has had numerous solo exhibitions. If You Lived Here Still: An Archive Exhibition is a touring show based on If You Lived Here…, a ground-breaking cycle of exhibitions and forums on housing, homelessness, and the built environment that she organized in 1989 at Dia in New York. Originating at e-flux gallery, in New York, it has recently been exhibited at CASCO Center for Art, Design and Theory in Utrecht, Netherlands and at present is at La Virreina in Barcelona. The Martha Rosler Library toured nationally and internationally in 2005-2009.
Other recent solo exhibitions include those at Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea e Moderna, Torino; Portikus, Frankfurt; Centro Jose Guerrero, Granada; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; and the International Biennial of the Moving Image, Geneva.  She was a founding member of United Nations Plaza School, Anton Vidokle’s project in Berlin, Mexico City, and New York.
Her work has been included in many other group exhibitions, at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; PS1, New York; the International Center of Photography, New York; Reina Sofía, Madrid; Skulptur Projekte Münster 07; documenta 7 &12, Kassel; the Venice Biennale; Tate Modern, London; and many other international and national venues. Rosler has published 17 books of photography, art, and writing, in several languages; her essay book Decoys and Disruptions, was published by MIT Press in 2004. She was awarded the Spectrum International Prize in Photography in 2005 and the Oskar-Kokoschka Prize in 2006; she was the United States Artists Nimoy Fellow in 2008 and a Civitella Ranieri Fellow in 2009; IN 2010 she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by New York’s Guggenheim Museum. She is a renowned teacher and has lectured nationally and internationally.

Martha Rosler; Semiotics

In 2003, the Whitechapel Gallery in London invited Martha Rosler to recreate her classic video Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975) as a live performance. She accepted the invitation by holding a casting call for women to reenact the piece; the “audition” would be the public event. Rosler’s documentary video, Semiotics of the Kitchen: An Audition (2011), premiered earlier this week at Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) in New York.

@khm mediathek:
Rosler, Martha   [Regie] : Vital statistics of a citizen, simply obtained  / Regie und Drehbuch: Martha Rosler . – Originalfassung . – Toronto  : Art Metropole , [S.a.] . – 1 Videokassette (VHS, 40 Min.) : farb. . – (Art Metropole 1/2 inch videotape series )
Sign.: VID V 1546 Znr.: 99 V 216

Performance Saga  : Begegnungen mit Wegbereiterinnen der Performancekunst  / Hrsg.: Andrea Saemann …. . – Zürich  : Fink . – DVD : farb. Rosler, Martha : Martha Rosler , 2008 . – 1 DVD (57 Min.) : farb. + 1 Textheft (28 S.) . – 978-3-03746-118-1 Interview 07 ;
Sign.: DVD V 2910 Znr.: 09 DV 394

Surveillant Architectures Group: Seminar Summer 2011

viewing and production (talking, writing, pitching, critiquing, performing)

TUE  6pm – 8pm screenings
WED 10am – 1pm

start April 5th 2011
room2, glasmoog, Filzengraben 2a

110122 by arte-e-parte pix: aep

The seminar continues with an analysis of surveillant cultural practices. Where observation itself has become art, various forms-, films-, video surveillance have amplified and tested the role of observation in social, cultural, political and institutional relationships.
Talks and lectures as art praxis today, have also raised issues of observation.

Talking Avital Ronell‘s »The Test Drive« as »inspiration testing the terrain of what might be possible« – the seminar will engage new electronic communication tools and consider the event spaces and audiences for which they are develoyed.

The midterm assignment is to develop three ideas for a talk utilizing any number of forms including: recitation; scholarly reading; introduction to a screening; performative lecture; performative installation; artist lecture; literary performance; historical lecture; music; clothing activism;
political proclamation; architecture or community action.

Final project presentation of a 40 minutes talk live or online.

Claudia Robles' brain data performance INsideOUT

Friday july 2nd 2010, 6 pm
Musiksaal der Universität zu Köln, Hauptgebäude, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Cologne


INsideOUT -Performance using an electrocephalogram and real time media.
This performance is about the materialization of the performer’s thoughts and feelings on the stage. In the performance, imagination becomes spatial. The stage is a place for the appearance of the invisible. Yasu Ohashi says: “the actors aim at our senses, our body and our unconscious and not at our intellect. Their gestures try to envision THE INVISIBLE WORLD.”
The performer, who is surrounded by sound and images, interacts with them using an EEG (electroencephalogram) interface, which measures the performer’s brain activity. Those sounds and images -already stored in the computer- are modified consequently by the brain data via MAX/MSP-Jitter. Hence, the performer determines how those combinations will be revealed to the audience. Images are projected to a screen and also onto the performer, while sounds are projected in surround.

This project was developed during an artist in residence at the Kunst und Medienwissenschaften Department of the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (Germany).