Residencies Recorded #1: Ideas that are lying around
The Making of an Institution – Reason to Exist: The Director’s Review. Instituting Otherwise, talk by Maria Hlavajova (Slovakia/Netherlands), Curator-in-Residence
22 March 2017
Drawing upon the practice of BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht (Netherlands), Curator-in-Residence Maria Hlavajova discusses the notion of “instituting otherwise”. Dedicated to thinking about, with, and through art at the intersection of research and social action, she addresses the long-term strategies of BAK aimed to collectively confront the urgencies that define our contemporary.
Residencies Insights: Against Efficiency, lecture by Anthony Huberman (Switzerland/United States), Curator-in-Residence
31 Jan 2018
In this talk, Curator-in-Residence Anthony Huberman reflects upon the criteria of efficiency and fast-paced consumption that inform most of contemporary art production and proposes institutional approaches that favour small scale, slowing-down and, perhaps, even inefficiency, in order to complicate an understanding of the world where only efficiency and productivity are rewarded.
Residencies Insights: On the Necessity of Transforming One’s Practice, curator talk by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez (Slovenia/France), Curator-in-Residence
27 Feb 2019
In the context of her latest project, Contour Biennale 9: Coltan as Cotton (2019), Curator-in-Residence Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez discusses the necessity to slow down one’s way of working and being, to imagine new ecologies of care as a continuous practice of support, and to open up institutional borders to render them more palpable, audible, sentient, soft, porous and, most of all, decolonial and anti-patriarchal.