Lecture, Friday, 12 December 2014 at 6 p.m.
Museum of Modern Art, MG+, Down Hall
The rise of lecture performances, precarious text, concert economy and other news from the world of art. A lecture by art historian, theorist, curator and winner of this year's Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory Ekaterina Degot.
In the last years the performative art practices have spread also throught the field of exhibiting. Ekaterina Degot has focused the lecture around a case studies of such exhibitions that are mainly derived from her own curatorial practice and pose a question of the impact of such time interactions on our idea of the contemporary, the production of images and the art economy.
Ekaterina Degot is an art historian, writer and curator. She is Artistic Director at the Academy of Arts of the World, Cologne, and professor at the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography. Her work focuses on aesthetic and sociopolitical issues in Russia, predominantly in the post-Soviet era. Her recent curatorial projects include: Monday Begins on Saturday, First Bergen Assembly, Bergen, Norway, 2013 (with David Riff); Art After the End of the World, the discussional platform of the Kiev Biennial of Contemporary Art Arsenale, 2012; Auditorium Moscow in collaboration with Warsaw Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2011 (with Joanna Mytkovska and David Riff). She co-edited Post-Post-Soviet?: Art, Politics and Society in Russia at the Turn of the Decade (Chicago University press, 2013). Degot lives and works in Cologne and Moscow.
The lecture in Ljubljana is a part of public programme of the second seminar of the Glossary of Common Knowledge: Subjectivization, which took place on 13 and 14 December 2014 in Museum of Contemporary art Metelkova, +MSUM. Glossary of Common Knowledge is a part of a five year programme The Uses of Art – Legacy of 1848 and 1989 led by L'Internationale confederation of museums. Supported by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Culture Programme of the European Union.