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Lina Džuverović
Minna Henriksson
Sezgin Boynik
Katarzyna Kosmala
Maria Hlavajova
Rael Artel

Ásmundur Ásmundsson
Yaiza Hernández Velázquez

Blind Spots (Mother Tongue):
Nana Adusei-Poku
Eddie Chambers
Loulou Cherinet
Power Ekroth

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Saturday 27 June 2015

Mother Tongue presents Blind Spots | 13:00 | CCA, Cinema

'Blind Spots: Exploring Themes of Race in Archives of Visual Art through Curating' is a half-day event of presentations and discussion, accompanied by a film screening of Ruben Östlund’s 2011 ‘Play'. The programme will include presentations from four discussants; artist Loulou Cherinet (Sweden/Ethiopia), curators Nana Adusei-Poku (Netherlands) and Power Ekroth (Norway/Germany), and art historian Eddie Chambers (UK).

Translated excerpts of writer Oivvio Polite’s ‘White Like Me: Selected Texts on Racism’ (Danger Bay Press, Stockholm, 2007) have been translated into English specifically for this event, and will be freely avaialble.
Tuesday 14 April 2015
Yaiza Hernández Velázquez | 18:00 | CCA, Cinema

The aim of this discussion is to instigate retrospective readings of “new institutionalism” and how these relate to our thinking around current curatorial practice. For a while, at least, the term “new institutionalism” functioned to refer to putatively “progressive” institutions which, as was often stated, had internalised the institutional critique of previous generations. This talk interrogates the politics of new institutionalism, and indeed, whether the critical stance that seemed to define it was ever operative at more than a thematic level. The case is made that new institutional models are indeed necessary for the continuing vitality of contemporary art but that they will have to go further than merely sheltering or showcasing radical positions.
Tuesday 24 March 2015
Maria Hlavajova & Rael Artel | 18:00 | CCA, Clubroom

Maria Hlavajova, artistic director BAK, thinks through the intersection of two collective research projects she has initiated and guided: FORMER WEST (2008–2016) and Future Vocabularies (2014–2016) in Thinking Out Loud: Practices of Art in the Era of the Disenchanted.
Rael Artel, director Tartu Art Museum, and curator of Let’s Talk about Nationalism! Between Ideology and Identity, Kumu Art Museum (2010) and Public Preparation (2007-2011) which included the collaboration Be[com]ing Dutch (Van Abbemuseum, 2008), explores her site- and context-specific project Is This The Museum We Wanted? (Tartu Art Museum, 2014).
Thursday 26 February 2015
Ásmundur Ásmundsson | 18:00 | CCA, Clubroom

Ásmundur Ásmundsson - who works with fellow artist Hannes Lárusson and anthropologist Tinna Grétarsdóttir - explores their 2011 exhibition KODDU ('come here') at the Living Arts Museum (NÝLÓ) & Alliance House, Reykjavík - through which they wanted "to open a discussion, not just about the years of prosperity and the crash but also about the politics of culture, freedom of speech, aesthetics and the progression of art itself. [...] Is the artist a cultural worker? And to what extent does art live according to its own premises, when it is showcased as a product, invoking nature and nationality for marketing purposes?”
Tuesday 18 November 2014
Minna Henriksson & Sezgin Boynik | 18:00 | CCA, Cinema Space

In this double session of the series, artist/curator Minna Henriksson explores the relationship between ideology and the arts in the socio-political conditions of ‘post-bloc’ Europe and its imagined futures, reflecting back on her own projects and curatorial practice with regard to how the treatments of national monuments and heritage effect social narrations of belonging and identity.
And sociologist Sezgin Boynik explores the connection between forms or tones of nationalism and the manifestation of nationalist impulses in contemporary art. How the productive networks of artists, curators, and institutions can form a cultural space where nationalism is manifested in relation to the real, ad hoc, ever changing phenomenon of the nation itself.

Thursday 30 October 2014
Lina Džuverović | 18:00 | CCA, Theatre (CCA 5)

In the first session of the series, independent curator and PhD candidate at Royal College of Art/Tate, Lina Džuverović explores the top-down use of culture for the purposes of 'soft power' as part of national branding, possibilities of artistic autonomy and modes of resistance against the commodification of cultural content.

Sexing the Border: Gender, Art and New Media in Central and Eastern Europe

Katarzyna Kosmala’s edited new book Sexing the Border: Gender, Art and New Media in Central and Eastern Europe (CSP, 2014) will be launched at the event.