Monday 2 November 2009

Panels with Invited mini-talks

PANELS are curated by Sunshine Wong


Venue: 91mQ, Berlin

The Tortoise and the Hare: time and the creative process 

Date: 29th of July 2010 - Time: 7pm to 8pm

It has been said that Picasso preferred to scrawl a quick sketch than pay for his dinner in cash. In this anecdote, his concept of money evidently never surmounted his working-class background that saw a causal relationship between time and currency: the negligible minute or two to draw something was, in his mind, of less worth than the restaurant bill. This logic still continues to resonate in most people today, which then begs the question of how time itself becomes a factor in an artistic practice. Focussing on the spontaneity and/or patience demonstrated in their work, the panel participants will discuss their understanding of time and the part it plays in the audience's perception.


Venue: 91mQ, Berlin

Creative Extremes: low versus high technologies as frameworks

Date: 12th of August 2010 - Time: 7pm to 8pm

The manipulation -- or in some cases the subversion -- of technology is fundamental to any creative endeavour. Whether it is the long-standing tradition of sewing or some cutting-edge development in robotics, the art practitioner's role remains that of the innovator who, through varying degrees of deconstruction and recontextualisation, realises previously unexplored potentials. The artists involved in this round of talks will shed light on the media and techniques that have informed their work, and share their views on the utilisation of "old" and "new" technologies in contemporary art.


Venue: 91mQ, Berlin 

Green Matter: the impact and accountability of art on the environment

Date: 19th of August 2010 - Time: 7pm to 8pm

A challenge that artists constantly face is how to situate themselves within the larger social landscape, especially one that is plagued by more problems than ever before. Above almost every other issue in the current global discourse is the destruction of our environment and our obligation to prevent its demise. While the art world struggles to come up with a good response, we ask our group of practitioners how greener living can be featured more prominently in artistic production and whether art workers should reevaluate their positions in light of our planet's precarious future.

All panels will take place at 91mQ

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