Profilområdesdialoger "Curation's Dramaturgy"

"Curation's Dramaturgy" - samarbetsprocesser i samtida performance, dans och utställningar. Fyra internationella curatorer eller dramaturger samtalar med fyra konstnärer eller koreografer inom profilområdet Koncept och komposition.

Målet med den här föreläsningsserien är att bjuda in en internationell grupp av kända curatorer / dramaturger och konstnärer / koreografer, som samarbetar med varandra och vars konstnärliga, curatoriella och dramaturgiska verk har gett en ny förståelse till trans-disciplinär kunskap om konst.

André Lepecki är professor inom profilområdet Koncept och komposition. Den 4-5 mars kl 15.00-17.00 bjuder han in  Ricardo Basbaum från Rio de Janeiro, multimediakonstnär, curator, lärare och kritiker samt Luiz Camillo Osorio, chef för curatorerna vid MAM, Museo de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, och professor i filosofi vid PUC-Rio (Pontificial Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro).

Onsdagen den 4 mars talar Ricardo Basbaoum med Luiz Camillo Osorios som respondent och den 5 mars blir det tvärtom.

Onsdagen den 4 mars - Ricardo Basbaum


Collective-conversations is the name of Brazilian artist Ricardo Basbaum’s latest series of collaborative works, wherein people gather to explore ways of voicing their thoughts in concert. Through dialogue, translation, quotation and writing, the group will compose a polyphonic script for a performance.

Since the early 1990s, Brazilian artist Ricardo Basbaum has incited artistic encounters by inviting people to engage with and respond to systems of symbols and rules embedded in objects, scripts, diagrams, maps and games. In his projects, Basbaum quotes artistic and graphic communication tactics that are both vernacular and abstract, thereby easy to learn, interpret and memorize. Through interaction with these fluid sets of visual and linguistic terms for the production of an artwork, Basbaum seeks to collectively consider the material, social and spatial membrane between artist, contemporary art system, art object and participant.

His work has been exhibited at Logan Center Gallery, Chicago; Secession, Vienna; The Showroom, London; Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela; the 30th Bienal de São Paulo; 2012 Busan Biennale; and documenta 12.
Basbaum is the author of Manual do artista-etc (Azougue, 2013) and Além da pureza visual (Zouk, 2007).
He is also a Professor at the Instituto de Artes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, and was a visiting Professor at the University of Chicago (2

Torsdagen den 5 mars - Luiz Camillo Osorio beskriver sitt föredrag så här:

“You have to change your life” – the Parangolés of Oiticica and the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro.

The talk will focus in two episodes concerning a “canonical” work in the avant-garde tradition of brazilian art: Helio Oiticica’s Parangolé (1964). Both having as its scenario the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro and dealing with two different moments in history: 1 - (1965) In a group show named Opinião 65, when Oiticica first showed and “performed” with the parangolés; 2  - (2002) In a major retrospective, where they were exhibited and “appropriated” inadvertently by a young artist (Lourival Cuquinha). Between those years Oiticica’s work became “historical”, the museum changed a lot but its capacity to deal with experimental art is still problematic. 
Some questions will guide my speech trying to deal with the disagreement between the experimental and the museum. “You have to change your life” is the last sentence of Rilke’s poem Apolo Torso - dealing with a fragment of a historical sculpture that has the strenght to “present” the invisible and the immaterial. Can a participatory work keep changing its life when included in a museum collection?  Can an ephemeral and participatory work be kept in a colletion without changing its nature? Can the museum transform its object-oriented approach to art into different modes of conservation and exhibition? Can exhibition and curatorial practices be more sensible to the singularity of each work and its aesthetical/ethical/political experience? Do we still need museums and works of art?

Luiz Camillo Osorio - PHD in Philosophy (1998/PUC-RJ), Professor of Aesthetics in the Philosophy Department at PUC-RJ. Since 2009 Chief-Curator at the Museum of Modern Art Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio). Published books: “Flavio de Carvalho: uma poética em trânsito”, Editora Cosac&Naify, SP, 2000; “Abraham Palatnik”,  Editora Cosac&Naify, SP, 2004 (org.); “Razões da Crítica”, Editora Jorge Zahar, RJ, 2005; “Angelo Venosa”, Editora Cosac&Naify, SP, 2008 (org.). Numerous articles in specialized magazines and art catalogues in Brazil and abroad. Also worked as an independent curator in Brasil and abroad. In 2015 will be the Curator of the Brazilian Pavillion at Venice Bienalle.