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The state of things

Lafuente, Pablo and Kuzma, Marta and Osborne, Peter (2011) The state of things. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Lafuente, Pablo and Kuzma, Marta and Osborne, Peter

This curatorial project, Norway’s official representation at the 54th Venice Biennale, explored innovative forms of national representation within the context of the Biennale. Here the ‘curation’ departed from the conventions of exhibiting objects and took a discursive form, with an international orientation realised through collaborations with Venetian cultural institutions.

The project, co-curated by Lafuente with Marta Kuzma and Peter Osborne, comprised two programmes that questioned the conventional Venice Biennale curatorial practices. One, ‘Beyond Death’, a pedagogical programme at postgraduate level at Università Iuav di Venezia conducted by artist Bjarne Melgaard and concluding in a collaborative exhibition between the artist and the students. Two, ‘The State of Things’, a series of ten lectures at different Venetian institutions by internationally leading philosophers, activists and art theorists.

Other Contributors:
CuratorKuzma, Marta
CuratorOsborne, Peter
ExhibitorMelgaard, Bjarne
Other (Speaker)Berardi, Franco
Other (Speaker)Bersani, Leo
Other (Speaker)Butler, Judith
Other (Speaker)Clark, T.J.
Other (Speaker)Egeland, Jan
Other (Speaker)Gerges, Fawaz A.
Other (Speaker)Rancière, Jacques
Other (Speaker)Sassen, Saskia
Other (Speaker)Weizman, Eyal
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 1 February 2011
Funders: Norway's Ministry of Culture, Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Fritt Ord
Related Websites: http://www.oca.no/programme/norway-in-venice/venice-biennale-2011, http://www.oca.no/international/venice_2011_110119.shtml, http://www.e-flux.com/shows/view/8830
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Series of events taking place in Venice. Venues: Università Iuav di Venezia, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Letter ed Arti, Università Ca’ Foscari.February 2011November 2011
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2012 10:12
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 11:18
Item ID: 2986
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/2986

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