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Conversations and events from Melbourne's flagship contemporary art space

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Conversations and events from Melbourne's flagship contemporary art space

    Experimental Institutionalism: Rethinking infrastructures and curatorial practice

    Experimental Institutionalism: Rethinking infrastructures and curatorial practice

    Speakers: Biljana Ciric and iLiana Fokianaki

    In this lecture, curator and researcher Biljana Ciric discusses her educational platform What Could/Should Curating Do? and long-term project 'As you go... the roads under your feet, towards a new future' as experimental models for cross-cultural collaborations. Writer and curator iLiana Fokianaki shares her curatorial journey in establishing the non-profit gallery ‘The State of Concept’ in Athens and her interdisciplinary program 'The Bureau of Care'. Ciric and Fokianaki also reflect on the future of art institutions and the responsibility of curators and arts workers in these changing times.

    Read more here: https://acca.melbourne/program/experimental-institutionalism/

    • 1 hr 34 min
    A Poem and a Mistake Panel Discussion

    A Poem and a Mistake Panel Discussion

    Listen now to a panel discussion on A Poem and a Mistake, written by Cheri Magid, with Alexis Grenell, Cheri Magid, Stephanie McCarter, Sarah Baskin and Tamila Woodard.

    Read more here: https://acca.melbourne/program/a-poem-and-a-mistake-by-cheri-magid/

    • 59 min
    Experimental Institutionalism: Ecological with Keg de Souza and José Roca

    Experimental Institutionalism: Ecological with Keg de Souza and José Roca

    Ecological: Practices and challenges of sustainability
    Speakers: José Roca and Keg de Souza

    In this lecture, we are joined by José Roca, Artistic Director of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, and artist Keg de Souza, with a focus on the practices and challenges of sustainability. Roca’s presentation questions whether biennales are sustainable, sharing the processes, curatorial considerations and some of the challenges faced in developing the 23rd Biennale of Sydney. de Souza’s presentation is centred on ‘Ecologies of Place,’ exploring the importance of community, place, and collaboration in relation to their recent work 'Not a drop to drink' 2021, followed by a discussion on building and imagining a more sustainable future for the arts.

    This program is part of ACCA’s 2021 Lecture Series, Experimental Institutionalism: Contemporary Art and Curatorial Ecologies, which delves into the artistic, curatorial, organisational and institutional models in which artists, curators and producers reflect and shape the role of contemporary art practice.

    José Roca is a Colombian curator living and working in Sydney. He is currently the Artistic Director of FLORA ars+natura, an independent space for contemporary art in Bogotá. Roca was recently appointed as Artistic Director of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney in 2022. For a decade, he managed the arts program at Banco de la República in Bogotá. Roca was previously Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art for the Tate, London, and for a decade oversaw the arts program at the Museo del Banco de la República in Bogotá, establishing the institution as one of the most respected in Latin America.

    Keg de Souza lives and works in Sydney on unceded Gadigal land and uses mediums such as; temporary architecture, food, mapping and dialogical projects to explore the poetics and politics of space. This investigation of social and spatial environments is influenced by formal training in architecture and experiences of radical spaces through squatting and organising. Keg often creates site and situation specific projects with people, with an emphasis on knowledge exchange. These often manifest as temporary architectures that become framing devices to host pedagogical platforms, centring voices that are often marginalised, for learning about place.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Experimental Institutionalism: Electronic with Seb Chan and Sahej Rahal

    Experimental Institutionalism: Electronic with Seb Chan and Sahej Rahal

    Electronic: Modelling the digital present and tools for the future

    Speakers: Seb Chan and Sahej Rahal

    Seb Chan is the Chief Experience Officer (CXO) at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image where he is responsible for a holistic, multi-channel, visitor-centred design strategy for the institution. Until August 2015, he was Director of Digital & Emerging Media, at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. There he led the museum’s digital renewal and its transformation into an interactive, playful new museum reopened after a 3-year rebuilding and reimagining. His team’s work won awards from the American Association of Museums and Museums and the Web, One Club, D&AD, Fast Company Innovation by Design, Core77 Design Awards, and has been featured in Slate, The Verge, Fast Company and elsewhere.

    A sculptor, coder, painter and performer, Sahej Rahal is a graduate of the Rachana Sansad Academy of Fine Art, Mumbai. He has been a recipient of a number of residencies including Bar1, Bangalore, 2011; FUTUR foundation, Zurich, 2011; INLAKS Shivdasani Foundation sponsored residency at KHOJ international artists’ association, New Delhi, 2013. Rahal has presentd work in major solo and group projects, including recently at Akademie Schloss Solitude & ZKM Center for Art and Media, Stuttgart, Germany in 2018, at the Vancouver Biennale and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in 2019, in the 2020 Gwangju Biennale, and as part of Transmediale.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    In Conversation | Cheri Magid and Stephanie McCarter on ‘A Poem and a Mistake’

    In Conversation | Cheri Magid and Stephanie McCarter on ‘A Poem and a Mistake’

    Listen now to Cheri Magid and Stephanie McCarter on ‘A Poem and a Mistake’, presented between 27 August – 12 September at acca.melbourne as part of the exhibition 'A Biography of Daphne.'

    Read more here: https://acca.melbourne/program/a-poem-and-a-mistake-by-cheri-magid/

    • 39 min
    A Biography of Daphne Artist talks: Erik Bünger, Inge Meijer, and Katie West

    A Biography of Daphne Artist talks: Erik Bünger, Inge Meijer, and Katie West

    Listen now to Mihnea Mircan in conversation with artists Erik Bünger, Inge Meijer, and Katie West to discuss their works featured in the exhibition 'A Biography of Daphne'.

    A Biography of Daphne’ is a curatorial project that revisits the Classical myth of Daphne as the starting point for an investigation of trauma and metamorphosis, symbiosis and entanglement in contemporary art. Daphne, the nymph who turned into a tree to evade the assault of the god Apollo, is a figure in, and of, crisis, but also a symbol of resistance and transformation.

    Read more here: acca.melbourne/exhibition/a-biography-of-daphne/

    • 1 hr 9 min

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