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Reading Group: What Will the Next Revolution Be Like?


Comradeship Reading Group: What Will the Next Revolution Be Like?
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
6:30 – 8 PM

ICI 401 Broadway Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013
FREE and open to the public

Throughout 2019 ICI is reading and thinking through Comradeship: Curating, Art, and Politics in Post-Socialist Europe. This selection of texts by Zdenka Badovinac, edited by J. Myers-Szupinska, gathers twenty years of writings from disparate and hard-to-find sources alongside new texts from the forward-thinking Slovenian curator, museum director, and scholar Zdenka Badovinac.

On August 20 we are reading the sixth chapter “What Will the Next Revolution Be Like?,” translated by Rawley Grau and originally published in e-flux journal in 2009. The conversation will be co-led by filmmaker, animator, and artist Birgit Rathsmann, and writer, translator and interdisciplinary artist, Cory Tamler.

ICI’s 2019 Comradeship Reading Group is open to the public and co-led by a group of 14 core participants: Shehab Awad, Margot Bouman, Kate Fowle, Yin Ho, Ladi’Sasha Jones, Carlos Kong, Lynn Maliszewski, Amanda Parmer, Maria D. Rapicavoli, Birgit Rathsmann, Cory Tamler, Mike Tan and Jovana Stokic. In these monthly sessions we consider how the breadth of material Badovinac covers in her collected writing intersects with our contemporary and respective work in the context of New York in 2019. Topics Badovinac addresses in her writing include questions of alterity, decolonization, Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalytic models, instating institutions, parallel and subordinate histories, Laibach, punk and alternative music scenes, code switching, multiculturalism, duration and performance, standardization, the body as a medium for games of power and control, self-determination and self-management, IRWIN, hybridity, critiques of the modernist understanding of quality, quantification of everyday life, allegory, memory and sustainability. These are only a handful of the many incisive connections that Badovinac’s writing elicits, which we draw out and think through in conversation.

Order Comradeship: Curating, Art, and Politics in Post-Socialist Europe by Zdenka Badovinac, published by ICI. Available here.

This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with READING GROUP in the subject line. A PDF of the chapter that will be discussed event will be emailed upon RSVP.


This event is accessible to people with mobility disabilities. Please contact ICI for additional accessibility needs.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Image Caption: 7c. Matej Bor and Sebastijan Horvat, Ragged People (Pupils and Teachers). Production, EPI Centre, MG Ptuj and Cankarjev dom, 2007

August 20, 2019

ICI 401 Broadway Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013

presenter

Birgit Rathsmann

Birgit Rathsmann grew up in Germany and Indonesia. She is a filmmaker, animator and artist. She has made a documentary film about women martial arts heroes and directors in films from Hong Kong and created an exhibition in 2012 from 22 artist responses to the 1977 jail death of the Baader Meinhof Group. She has created animations in collaboration with a number of comedians including Lorelei Ramirez, Mary Houlihan, Tim Platt and Ikechukwu Ufomado. “Malpaso”, an exhibition she created with Alenjandro Almaza Pereda and Rick Karr investigates a submerged church in Chiapas, Mexico and is at The Clemente on New York’s Lower East Side from March 8 to April 13, 2019.


Cory Tamler

Cory Tamler (www.corytamler.com) is a writer, translator, and interdisciplinary artist whose practice is rooted in theatre, performance as research, and community organizing. She has created and participated in research-based performance projects in the U.S., Germany, and Serbia, and is a core artist with civic arts organization Open Waters in Maine. Cory was a Fulbright Scholar (Berlin), has held fellowships at the James Gallery and the New Museum, and her academic and critical writing and translations have been published in The Mercurian, Studies in Musical Theatre, Asymptote, Culturebot, The Offing, Extended Play, Howlround, and SCENA. As a Ph.D. student in Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center, CUNY, she studies open-ended artistic work from social practice to community-based theatre in the Balkans, Germany, and the US. She teaches in the Department of Theater at Brooklyn College and is a member of Commitment Experiment, an experimental performance collective.


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