24.03.2013/ 4:00 p.m.
House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
Curated and Conceptualized by Maria Hlavajova and Kathrin Rhomberg in collaboration with Boris Buden, Boris Groys, Ranjit Hoskote, Irit Rogoff & Katrin Klingan
4th FORMER WEST: DOCUMENTS, CONSTELLATIONS, PROSPECTS
Dissident Knowledges –Prospective Statements-
Artworks, talks, discussions, rehearsals, and performances in various constellations of documents and prospects offer a multitude of encounters with the public for negotiating the way of the world from 1989 to today, and thinking beyond.
Documents, Constellations, Prospects is organized into five currents. Each day, students are involved in Learning Place realized in collaboration with international cultural institutes, universities, and art academies-folded into contemporary negotiations on Art Production, Infrastructure, and Insurgent Cosmopolitanism. In addition, Dissident Knowledges contributions propose dynamic interventions into the ongoing program with artworks, performances, and statements.
Defying conventional fictions and their established doctrines and institutions requires tapping into knowledges that offer new archives from which to read our contemporary moment. Often kept hidden in the cracks of our attention economy, this current uncovers and formulates knowledges that, by being at once embedded and excluded, have the power to both resist the known and propose new imaginaries of how things could be otherwise.