FEBRUARY 10, 2017

Prefigurative Institutions: a symposium

The Luminary, Louise Dany, Temporary Art Review, and INCA present Prefigurative Institutions, an experimental symposium on institutional form and futures in an age of social crisis. Modeled from Plato’s Symposium in which a group of philosophers gathered over a meal to present opposing arguments towards a reconsideration of love, this symposium will likewise gather participants over a meal to present the artist-centered institution as a site of care, contention, and collectivity able to prefigure an altered world. Situated within the domestic gallery space and reflective storefront of Louise Dany (Oslo), the symposium works outward from the home to mirror a new future, stretching out from the dinner table into the street. Featuring intertextual readings, sounds, and objects from a collective of voices, the symposium presents itself and those gathered as a prefigurative institution.

Each participant is invited to present an extemporaneous lecture on the theme. The event is limited to 12 participants and will be recorded for later publication.

The symposium will feature tableware created by artist Kahlil Irving; texts by Amiri Baraka, Fred Moten, and Katarina Bonnevier; contexts by US English; and recordings from Joe McPhee, Human Arts Ensemble and Gil Scott-Heron, among others.


FEBRUARY 11, 2017

Art Writing Workshop: Imagining Alternative Art Criticism
with Sarrita Hunn and James McAnally of Temporary Art Review
1­ – 5 pm

Art writing has experienced a resurgence as a practice with latent potential to not only discuss, but also expand upon the contours of contemporary art. However, we carry it forward with inherited publishing platforms and outmoded means of address. We often discuss art writing’s value ­ and more often its absence ­ but what about its potential? In this workshop, we aim to move beyond art writing’s field of possibility to concretely explore ‘alternative’ art criticism in its varied forms.

Participants will be invited to discuss art criticism as a practice and art writing in expanded forms. Throughout the workshop, we will examine many different structural examples, from creative writing to activism, in order to consider ways we may expand the possibility of What? How? and Where? – to write about art.

The workshop is free and open to the public.
Email louisedanyoslo@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

INCA Press book launch and roundtable with panelists João Doria, Anne Szefer Karlsen and Andreas Breivik.
6 – 8pm

Join us for the Oslo launch of “To Make a Public: Temporary Art Review 2011–­16” along with other titles from INCA Press, including “Forms of Education” and “Free as in Free…” published on the occasion of the 11th Gwangju Biennial in collaboration with Publication Studio. The event will feature a short reading followed by a roundtable of publishers and critics considering alternative spaces and artists’ publications in times of social and political crisis moderated by James McAnally and Sarrita Hunn of Temporary Art Review.

To Make a Public: Temporary Art Review 2011­–2016 is a selected anthology of the first five years of online publication Temporary Art Review and a catalogue of the related exhibition Document V celebrating the same benchmark. Edited by Temporary Art Review founders Sarrita Hunn and James McAnally, To Make A Public offers a singular lens into broader eruptions in artists’ publishing and artistic practice over the past five years as a primary document of our moment through the collected writings of artists, curators, activists and critics.

Forms of Education: Couldn’t Get a Sense of It
With texts, essays, and art by:
Gregory Sholette, Eunsong Kim, Pablo Helguera, Duba Sambolec, MFA noMFA, Shelly Asquith, Roee Rosen, Aurora Harris, Ted Heibert, Mohamed Ali Fadlabi, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Marjetica Potrč, Escuela de Garaje, Vancouver Institute for Social Research, Judith Chicago, Bisan Abu Eisheh, Diego Bruno, Clare Butcher, Chus Martinez, Sezgin Boynik, Audun Mortensen, Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas, Irena Boric, Sondra Perry & Nicole Maloof, Robert Paul Wolff, Chris Kraus, Martha Rosler, Tadej Pogačar, and Walid Raad.

Free as in Free…
Published on the occasion of the 11th Gwangju Biennial.
In collaboration with Publication Studio.
Don Mee Choi, Daisuke Kosugi & Ina Hagen, Cia Rinne, Talena Lashelle Queen, OEI, Klara Glosova, Rae Armantrout, Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas, Mikko Kuorinki, manuel arturo abreu, Matthew Offenbacher, Jacob Wren, US English, Hami Bahadori, Justen Waterhouse.