Mar, 2014

SAVAKA VOL.7: Listening to Noise/Silence

2014.03.23 15:00 - 17:00 | Talks

Act of listening to noise is a self-contradictory and self-defeating activity because noise is by its definition what you don’t want to hear. However, this apparent contradiction leads us, the listeners, to start to think what is really an act of listening itself just like the case of listening to alleged silence, while when you listen to silence, you’re listening to something you cannot hear.


2014.03.21 19:00 - 21:00 | Talks

Action Asia VOL.6 New Workers Art: Expand Cultural Subjectivity in Village

2014.03.16 19:00 - 21:30 | Talks

The lecture will carry out a discussion on how these new worker artists finding their way in developing cultural subjectivity through art; their own interpretations of art.

From Cultural Dualism to the Regenerative Powers of Myths from the Contemporary Chinese Character System

2014.03.15 19:00 - 21:00 | Talks

The program extends the cultural dualism within the artworks of Bharti Kher as a starting point towards a larger discussion about the changes in visual images of life forms from a Chinese taxonomy originating in the radicals of Chinese characters to the introduction of Western binomial nomenclature. With this particular model of Chinese classification, we can observe the regenerative capabilities of legends in the contemporary Chinese language.


2014.03.11 19:00 - 21:00 | Talks

艺术家究竟可以承担一个怎样的角色? 当代艺术又能如何在不断变迁的社会意识形态和文化语境中激发新的思考,达成有效的批评?更重要的是保持艺术实践本身所具备的,先于理论的原创能动性。艺术往往不是科学,不是用来解决问题,而是用来发现问题和提出问题的,并能及时介入对于历史和当下社会的前沿思考。

Nine Years of Downstream Garage —The Present and Future of A Cultural Insistence

2014.03.08 15:00 - 17:00 | Talks

In addition to ongoing artistic creation and performance throughout the years, the space has hosted events such as theater and film festivals providing the city with a glimpse into a precious alternative cultural life and its creative energy. Its insistence on enabling free expression for a culture outside of the commercial and mainstream was never an easy endeavor, and it is now sadly, yet hopefully only temporarily, coming to an end.

India and the World: Through the Practices of Artists, Curators and Writers

2014.03.01 19:00 - 21:00 | Talks

How should we imagine India as a land, a country and a nation in other terms than geographic and political ones that have been reiterated in textbooks and mass media? How is the idea of India challenged and exceeded by the practice of artists, curators and writers both inside and outside India?

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