Navigating Turbulences: CCC Public Seminar - Producing inequality in/as the artistic process

Thursday 15 December 2016

7 Pm
HEAD, Boulevard Helvétique 9, 1205 Geneva
Seminar room CCC, salle 27, 2nd floor

Drawing on the research for her book, Contemporary Art and the Production of Inequality, in this session Andrea Phillips will argue that the conditions of artistic and curatorial production within Northern Europe do not adequately address their own epistemological guarantees. These conditions are inculcated and exacerbated by art education and the conceptualisation of ‘artistic research’ as a field of privatised turbulence. The talk will bring together stories of other, older, differently territorialised models of cultural education with radical management and administration theory. It will be a work in progress as Andrea Phillips is in the midst of writing and thinking.

Dr Andrea Phillips is PARSE Professor of Art and Head of Research at the Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg. Andrea lectures and writes about the economic and social construction of publics within contemporary art, the manipulation of forms of participation and the potential of forms of political, architectural and social reorganization within artistic and curatorial culture.

Navigating Turbulences names the Public Seminar 2016/17 that is organised by the Research-Based CCC Master Program, one of three Masters of the Visual Arts Department at HEAD – Genève. More a frame than a theme, Navigating Turbulences proposes to continue to think together about the need for new vocabularies for living in global turbulences by means of contemporary research processes. All sessions emerge from the CCC-Curriculum with its faculty members The Colloquium departs from literally “a speaking together”: from com- “together” + -loquium “speaking”. Such an approach does not propose thinking to be a philosophical method to study a subject matter but departs from a moment under conditions of turbulence when knowledge is in crisis that makes it necessary for us to think, to think differently.

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