25 June 2015
A Studio in Hand-Reading: Charlotte Wolff. A project by Valentina Desideri*
23 May – 25 June 2015
This week at the Studio, the last event takes place.
Thursday 25 June, 6–10 pm
Denise Ferreira da Silva** will engage in a conversation with and about philosophical notions of reading and imagining, and how we can think them in relation to astrology, poetry, tarot, philosophy, quantum physics, dance, music, reiki, psychoanalysis.
Koenraad Dedobbeleer and Jessica Warboys will be around and we will screen Jessica’s film Pageant Roll (2012, 10 min.)
We’ll watch Yvonne Rainer’s first film called Hand Movie (1966, 5 min.) while listening to poet Mia You reading her poem Hand Poem.
Christian Hawkey will also read a new poem.
And DJ Baba Electronica will play at the bar!
**Denise Ferreira da Silva is the author of Toward a Global Idea of Race (2007) and Notes Towards the End of Time (2015), and the coeditor, with Paula Chakravartty, of Race, Empire, and the Crisis of the Subprime (2013). She is a member of the Living Commons Editorial Collective and a coeditor of Routledge’s book series “Law and the Postcolonial” and “Indigenous Studies and the Law.” Focusing on violence, her writings excavate the grounds of modern philosophy, science, law, state capital, and justice to expose the workings of raciality and coloniality in the global present. Her recent work also includes written and performed experiments on what she calls “black feminist poethics imaged as a radical ethical-political praxis towards the end of the world as we know it, that is, decolonization.”
*A Studio in Hand-Reading is an exhibition, a studio, a study and a display of artworks and their author’s hands. Valentina Desideri proposes the Studio as a place that generates modes of being together. She will be present in the exhibition throughout the exhibition, inviting participants as well as visitors to gather for reading and in study. This Studio will be the basis for a publication (to be launched at the end of 2015 by Kunstverein Publishing). The exhibition begins with one work by Jason Dodge and Raimundas Malašauskas and a reading by American poet, translator, editor, activist, and educator Christian Hawkey. The show continues to accumulate artworks weekly: following Jason Dodge and Raimundas Malašauskas, Céline Condorelli, Audrey Cottin, Koenraad Dedobbeleer and Jessica Warboys will lend a work and a print of their palms, available for reading in the Studio. The Studio – and its bar – will be open for reading during Kunstverein’s regular opening hours, punctuated by weekly contributions to the study by the invited guests and artists.
With: Liudvikas Buklys, Céline Condorelli, Audrey Cottin, Mike Cooter, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Jason Dodge and Raimundas Malašauskas, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Stefano Harney, Christian Hawkey, Tim Ingold, Annick Kleizen, Luisa Ungar and Milena Bonilla, Jessica Warboys and Ben Woodard
Much thanks to Stadsdeel Zuid, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Sandberg Instituut, Mondriaan Fonds as well as Kunstverein’s (Gold) members for their generous support.