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Event: Beyond the Crisis. For the Practice of the Commons

BEYOND THE CRISIS. FOR THE PRACTICE OF THE COMMONS

54th International Art Exhibition –
la Biennale di Venezia

S.a.L.E-Docks and Institut Ramon Llull
Catalonia and Balearic Islands
Magazzino del Sale N.2
Dorsoduro 265, Venice

9 June–30 October 2011

Project website
http://www.saledocks.org
Venezia.llull.cat
Info:
saledocks@gmail.com

S.a.L.E.-Docks in partnership with the Institut Ramon Llull is organizing a round of meetings parallel to 180º the personal exhibition of Mabel Palacín.

From June to October, the meetings will focus on issues such as: the Commons, piracy, metropolitan conflicts, China and the Euro-Mediterranean Zone and the status of the image today.

This is a transdisciplinary program where artists, historians, architects, sociologists, philosophers, curators and economists will be invited to discuss.

These are the first two sessions planned on June 2011.

In collaboration with Centro Studi Alternativa Comune.

Mabel Palacín: 180º
The Catalonia and Balearic Islands project for the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia presents a solo project by the artist Mabel Palacín that has been specifically conceived for the occasion in the city of Venice.

The 180º project alludes to the so-called 180º rule in film that establishes the relationship between the position of the camera and that of the viewer. Mabel Palacín refers to this principle to show that the relationship between the viewer and the image has been altered in the contemporary world by its multiplication and democratic use.

June 10
3pm
The Commons. A new Paradigm Beyond the Private and the Public.
– Joan Fontcuberta
– Christian Marazzi
– Ugo Mattei
– Francesco Raparelli
– Raquel Xalabarder

June 25–26 (timetable to be confirmed)
The practice of the Commonwealth in the metropolis of the crisis
Gentrification, Colonialisms, Conflicts, Arts and Architectures.
– Decholonizing Architecture (Eyal Weizman, Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal)
– Josephine Berry Slater
– Anthony Iles
– Martí Peran
*All the participants to be confirmed, please check the website

Free admission.
Info: saledocks@gmail.com
Language: Italian–English

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Exhibition: Primitive Accumulation

Friday May 27th-June 30th, 2011

Curated by Arne De Boever and Dan Davis

FOLD Gallery London is pleased to present a group show celebrating the first two years of http://www.PRIMITIVEACCUMULATION.com, an online collaboration between artist Dan Davis and literary critic and critical theorist Arne De Boever. Although the project initially recorded only work by its founders, it gradually began to include works by other artists as well, leading the process of accumulation to intensify until the point of its destruction. In the midst of an emergency situation that is both political and economic, Primitive Accumulation aims to stage a dialogue between artworks and texts that would empower audiences to not simply face up to the challenges of their times, but to generate works in response.

Primitive Accumulation was launched some time in the Fall of 2009 as a means to record the creative collaborations between artist Dan Davis and critic Arne De Boever, as well as a few of their friends. In the midst of an emergency situation that is both political and economic, the blog aims to stage a dialogue between images and texts that would empower viewers and readers to not simply face up to the challenges of their times, but to generate new works in response to them. Our philosophy is that crisis is not a problem, but should be embraced as the source of new aesthetic, ethical, and political possibilities. So far, the images on the site have ranged from scratchboard drawings, to pencil and India ink on paper, to digital images; the texts have addressed key questions in ethical and political thought from Ancient Greece to the present. Although initially, the blog will only record work by its founders, our aim is to include, little by little, works by other artists and writers so as to intensify the process of creative accumulation until the point of its destruction, when the blog will burst out of its frame and the virtual accumulation it has staged will take over reality. After this break has occurred, the works featured on Primitive Accumulation will be gathered for a show at a gallery in London, where a self-published book with images and texts from the site will be launched.

http://www.primitiveaccumulation.com/

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Images: Signs of Crisis – Madrid 2010

Photos from Madrid during our participation at the European Congress of Aesthetics: ‘Societies in Crisis’ Nov 2010.

Their profits, our crisis. Another world is possible.

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Art: Following the Crisis

FOLLOWING THE CRISIS – INSTRUCTION FOR A DÉRIVE
As part of the exhibition Too Big To Fail / Too Small to Succeed, currently in the court yard at SPACE, we invite you on a Dérive through the financial centre of London.

The Dérive is a psychogeographical self-experiment with the aim of re-appropriating an urban environment through personal wanderings.

Please send an rsvp email to connect@bitnik.org for further instructions.

Too Big To Fail / Too Small to Succeed is kindly supported by SPACE and The Swiss Cultural Fund in Britain.

SPACE: 30 Sept 2010

http://space.modernactivity.co.uk/whats-on/events/following-the-crisis-instruction-for-a-d-rive

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Video: Noam Chomsky on “Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours”

Noam Chomsky on “Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours”
3 July 2009
Chomsky-double-web, Democracy Now

“Noam Chomsky, the MIT professor, author and dissident intellectual, just turned eighty years old this past December. He has written over 100 books, but despite being called “the most important intellectual alive” by the New York Times, he is rarely heard in the corporate media. We spend the hour with Noam Chomsky. He spoke recently here in New York at an event sponsored by the Brecht Forum. More than 2,000 people packed into Riverside Church in Harlem to hear his address, titled “Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours.” In his talk, Chomsky discussed the global economic crisis, the environment, wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, resistance to American empire and much more.”

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/7/3/noam_chomsky_on_crisis_and_hope

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Article: China in Crisis: Reason to Panic?

China in Crisis: Reason to Panic?
Wildcat #83, March 2009

“Will the current crisis and subsequent social turnover lead to the formation of a global working class that can finish off the capitalist mode of production world-wide? For any answer to that question class struggles in China play an important role. China is still the biggest country in the world, with 1.3 billion people, and by now the third biggest economy. Through the opening and industrialization of the 1980s and 90s China became the »assembly line of the world«, is part of global chains of production and circulation, and acts as a »global player« in investment and credit. The immense process of industrialization has pulled millions of migrant workers from the countryside into the cities and special economic zones where they work in factories, on construction sites, as domestic helpers etc. The current global crisis is overturning the social relations in China again.”

http://www.wildcat-www.de/en/wildcat/83/w83_china_en.htm

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Video: Chris Harman: The Crisis Now

Chris Harman: The Crisis Now

Marxism 2009, Bloomsbury, 5 July 2009

contributed by SWP

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