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Workshop | Drafts in Action. Concepts and Practices of Artistic Interventions

Jul 07, 2023 - Jul 08, 2023

Event in English spoken language | free admission | registration required | barrier-free access: Please indicate your specific accessibility needs when registering

With Raphael Daibert / Agata Jakubowska / Amelia Jones / Anna Kipke / Iryna Kovalenko / Premesh Lalu / Rachel Mader / Natalia Moussienko / Alia Rayyan / Laura Rogalski / María Laura Rosa / Franka Schäfer / Valeria Schulte-Fischedick / Paula Serafini / Beate Söntgen / Simon Teune / Annette Werberger / Mimmi Woisnitza

The international workshop examines different modulations of artistic-intervening practices using concrete case studies from the 1920s to the present, encompassing objective planning and practice in their respective geographical-historical setting.

When talking about artistic positions that intervene in social crisis structures, the following questions arise: How do interventionist goals relate to the respective forms and practices of (re)presentation? Does practice follow theory, or conversely, does the artistic process shape the objective? Is there an explicit agenda, for instance in the form of a manifesto, or does the interventionist concern manifest itself in the artistic form or in its modes of production or design? How do artistic-interventionist objectives translate into practice and how, conversely, does the respective practice change the aims inscribed in it? Where do practices transgress or rupture the frameworks of their objectives? What role do processes of institutionalization play in this? What influence do different media have and which audiences and publics are called upon, addressed, or generated by which means?

At the same time, the questions above concern the methodological approach to practices of artistic intervention: Which modes of representation and writing can be used to describe the practices in their respective situatedness? How can we extend the analytical tools provided by the individual scholarly disciplines? In the sections manifesto, collectivity, and forms of documentation, we will discuss these questions with speakers from different fields of expertise and practice such as art history, curation, sociology, and cultural studies.

The international workshop „Drafts in Action. Concepts and Practices of Artistic Interventions“ is organized by Anna Kipke, Iryna Kovalenko, Laura Rogalski, Beate SöntgenSimon Teune, Annette Werberger, and Mimmi Woisnitza.

An Event of the Collaborative Research Centre 1512 “Intervening Arts” and the DFG Research Training Group “Cultures of Critique” in Cooperation with the ICI Berlin.

Time & Location

Jul 07, 2023 - Jul 08, 2023

July 7, 2023, 2 to 6 pm
ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry
Christinenstraße 18/19, Haus 8
10119 Berlin

Juli 8, 2023, 10 am to 6 pm
Freie Universität Berlin
Institute for Theatre Studies (Lecture Hall)
Grunewaldstraße 35
12165 Berlin

Further Information

Due to the focused working format with a limited number of participants, we kindly ask for the preparation of the contributors' thesis papers circulated in advance, as well as for binding registration by June 30, 2023 to Adriana Raczykowski: adriana.raczykowski@leuphana.de.