Pascal Gielen: The hybrid Artist: Exercises in Artists Self-Organisation

16.03.2016 - 10:00 to 12:00
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Lecture and Q&A session in conjunction with the one week residency seminar at KiT for MA Curatorial Practice, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, organised by Anne Szefer Karlsen. Open to everyone interested – particularly suitable to BFA/MA art students, curators, BFA/MA architecture students, art professionals etc.

This lecture/course will be based on the books 'Being an Artist in Post-Fordist Times' (eds. Gielen & De Bruyne, NAi, 2009), 'Mobile Autonomy' (eds. Dockx & Gielen, Valiz, 2015), 'The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude' (Gielen, Valiz, 2009, 2011 and 2015) and 'Creativity and other Fundamentalisms' (Gielen, Mondriaan, 2014) and on my research the last 5 years on artists careers and (collective) self-organization. For links to the books see: . I'll relate macro-sociological transformations such as 'neolibaralization', 'post-Fordization' and the transformation of the modern to the contemporary art world; to the possibilities en restrictions of creative labor nowadays.

Recommended reading:
'The Art of Dismeasure', An interview with Paolo Virno' by Sonja Lavaert and Pascal Gielen in 'Being an Artist in Post-Fordist Times'.
'Repressive Liberalism', an essay/chapter in the new third edition (2015) of 'The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude'.
'The Caravan of Freedom', an essay in Mobile Autonomy

Pascal Gielen (1970) is director of the research center Arts in Society at the Groningen University where he is professor for sociology of art and cultural politics. He is also editor-in-chief of the book series ‘Arts in Society’. Gielen has written several books on contemporary art, cultural heritage and cultural politics.

Postal address:
Kunstakademiet i Trondheim
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
N-7491 Trondheim

Visiting address:
Innherredsveien 7 (Industribygget)

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