Curators Workshop with Joshua SimonA conversation with Joshua Simon, a moment before his new book release, where he examines the subject of metastability.
In an era where the means to control and power-over, have become sub-visuals: debt derivatives, DNA manipulations, algorithms, metadata, and so on, the curatorial part is required to challenge the political reality sub-visual power with visuals means.
Therefore, questions about representation alternate with demo strategies. Before the model and the platform, lay two key terms in the digital world: Simon will offer the exhibition, the basic curatorial gesture, as a site in which relativity can be exemplified and experienced.
Simon will discuss the ideas that guide his new book “Metastability” and the ways in which curatorial practice produces knowledge that can be used in other fields beyond art exhibitions.
Dr. Yehoshua Simon, former Director and Curator of Moby Bat Yam Museum, is a Fellow at Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New School New York, and Fellow at the World Academy of the Arts, Cologne. Also, Simon is Editor and Publisher of ‘Ma’ayan’, ‘West’ and ‘New and Evil’.
His book “Neo-materialism” was published by Sternberg Press (2013), the book he edited with Ingo Nireman “Anonymous Communists” (“Solutions” series, Sternberg Press, 2018), published in the Year, and the book “Being Together First to Be” (Archiv Box, 2018 ), 2019, as a summary for the exhibition program initiated and curated by “The Children Want Communism” (2016-2017). Simon holds a Ph.D from the Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College, London.
Artis, 37 Yehuda Ha’yamit st. Jaffa
Monday, June 25th, 2018