Residencies Insights: Against Efficiency by Anthony Huberman (Switzerland/United States), Curator-in-Residence

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Residencies Insights: Against Efficiency by Anthony Huberman (Switzerland/United States), Curator-in-Residence

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31 Jan 2018, Wed 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

Pitted against criteria of efficiency and fast-paced consumption that inform most of contemporary art production, the curatorial practice of Anthony Huberman revolves around the idea of slowing down. In this lecture, Huberman will talk about tools—machines or devices—but also about the abstract system of standards and protocols that structure much of today’s economic and political administration and management. Tools are part of our technological present. They have become infrastructural: objects one cannot simply choose to stop using, shut down, or turn off. In this context, what can art do? What kind of a tool can it be? How can an artwork or an art institution contest or complicate a world that only seems to reward efficiency or productivity? Starting off with a single artwork, which introduces a single exhibition, Huberman will proceed to consider some institutional approaches that favour small scales, slowing down and, perhaps, even inefficiency.

Date

2018-01-31

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In this lecture, Huberman will talk about tools—machines or devices—but also about the abstract system of standards and protocols that structure much of today’s economic and political administration and management.

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General

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Onsite (CCA)

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No

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No

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Citation

“Residencies Insights: Against Efficiency by Anthony Huberman (Switzerland/United States), Curator-in-Residence,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 30, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2414.