Curating in the ChthuluceneA Talk with Vanina Saracino (Berlin / Mantua)
In this talk, Vanina Saracino will present the latest projects she curated in the public space and in non-conventional venues, especially referring to Other Minds (Screen City Biennial 2022, Archenhold Observatory, Berlin). She will argue that curating outside the white cube (or the black box) is particularly relevant for artistic positions rooted in ecological and socio-political concerns. In fact, it allows us to reach diverse audiences, interweave them, and temporally step outside our own epistemic bubble—creating instead a platform for unexpected encounters, contagions, fascinations, and also frictions. Activating these connections is among the most creative and challenging aspects of the curatorial work. The talk will also reveal the inevitable contradictions we encounter when embracing a post-anthropocentric approach.
The talk will be held in English.
Vanina Saracino (she/they) is a curator, writer, and lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (Tel Aviv), and at the Institute of Time-based Media at Universität der Künste (UdK, Berlin). Her work focuses on theories and art practices that explicitly question anthropocentric and binary worldviews from an ecological perspective, with an emphasis on lens-based and time-based art practices in public spaces and in non-conventional venues.Read More
8 Ha’amal str.’ Tel Aviv
Wednesday, January 18th, 2023