Curators and speakers Studium Generale 2011, Monday March 28
Cinema Clash Continuum
(Netherlands) was trained as a visual artist, but her interest in the intersections between art, knowledge production and the political led her to become an educator and a curator. Currently she is head of Studium Generale, the Rietveld Academie’s transdisciplinary lecture program, and head of the Dutch Art Institute, the MFA program of the ArtEZ faculty of Art and Design in Arnhem.
Solange de Boer
(Netherlands) is the founding director of Octavo publications, whose aim it is to introduce seminal texts on contemporary art and aesthetic theory to a Dutch audience, by means of excellent translations, accompanied by introductory essays and interviews. Serge Daney’s book presentation is curated by Solange de Boer. For this program Gabriëlle Schleijpen and Solange de Boer have invited:
(Germany) is a writer, cultural critic and theorist based in Berlin. His essays and articles cover the topics of philosophy, politics, cultural and art criticism. He has participated in various conferences and art projects in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and USA, including Documenta XI. His research focuses on the post-communist condition and communist modernism. He has written extensively on Yugoslav Black Wave cinema.
(Canada) is an artist living and working in London. His films have been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including: the Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada), Hamburger Kunstverein (Germany), Musée d’Art Moderne (Luxembourg), BFI Southbank (London), Museo Marino Marini (Italy),and Forte di Bard (Italy). In 2009 he represented Canada at the 53rd Venice Biennale. Lewis’ films have been shown at a number of International film festivals including: Rotterdam International Film Festival 2010, Toronto International Film Festival 2009 and Berlin International Film Festival 2010. Lewis is Professor of Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. He is also co-founder and co-director of Afterall Journal and Afterall Books.
(Israel) is a filmmaker, producer, lecturer, essayist and editor. He has been living in Europe and Israel since 1985. He has directed more then 10 feature-length political documentaries and produced many others. Beside worldwide theatrical releases and TV broadcasts, Sivan’s works are regularly screened at prestigious festivals and exhibited in major contemporary art shows around the world. Sivan publishes and lectures on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, documentary filmmaking and ethics, political crimes representation, political use of memory, genocide and representation, etc. Currently Sivan is reader in Media Production at the school of humanities and social sciences of the University of East London (UEL) and teaches at the school of sound and screen art at Sapir Academic College in Israel.