On Saturday, May 18th Speculations brings together Adrián Villar Rojas and Klaus Biesenbach. Villar Rojas represented Argentina at the 2011 Venice Biennale and Biesenbach is the director of MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large at the Museum of Modern Art. At 3:00 pm, the two will discuss Villar Rojas’s sculptural installation La inocencia de los animales and “Dark Optimism.”
Under certain conditions, powerlessness can become complex, by which I mean that it can contain the possibility of making the political, making the civic, or making history. Such a mode of contesting power is not unprecedented, but we now see several of the contemporary forms it can take, each in a specific place at a certain time. Yet in all today’s diverse Occupy movements, we can see how the powerless can make history without taking power.
On Friday, May 17th, Speculations (“The future is ______”) continues with Saskia Sassen. Sassen is a sociologist whose work focuses on globalization, urban studies, and emerging technologies. Her most recent book is Territory, Authority, Rights (2006). At 2:00 p.m., she will discuss “Imminent Domain,” her short article on the global protests of 2011—Occupy Wall Street, los indignados, Tahrir Square—and occupation as a political strategy. At 4:00 p.m., she will speculate about migration and the future of the global city.
2:00 p.m. seminar, 4:00 p.m. lecture
FREE with museum admission
Join Triple Canopy at MoMA PS1 this Thursday, May 16 at 2pm and 4pm for a discussion and lecture with Dan Phiffer as part of Speculations (“The future is ______”), fifty days of lectures, discussions and debates about the future as part of EXPO 1: New York.
Phiffer is an artist, programmer and creator of Occupy. here, a peer-to-peer network of virtual spaces (autonomous from the Internet) for open political discussions. Phiffer’s Occupy.here will be accessible via wifi in PS1’s gallery, through which visitors can access a digital Speculations Library.
2pm seminar, 4pm lecture
FREE with museum admission
I had always admired people who had a palpable sense of their own future, who constructed plans and then followed them… . Chance, to me, had a kind of absolute logic to it. I revered it more than I did actual logic, the kind that was built from solid materials, from reason and fact. Anything could be reasoned into being, or reasoned away, with words, desires, rationales. Chance shaped things in a way that words, desires, rationales could not. Chance came blowing in, like a gust of wind.
Like its publisher, Corrected Slogans sidles curiously between print and digital. Its fastidious edits, a vestige, increasingly, of the printed page, lend it the feel of a dog-eared book, removed from the web’s frictionless slick. At the same time, it takes the footnote and subjects it to the logic of the Internet. Its annotations seem beholden to the sort of tangential wandering through sources that Google and its bevy of digitized books enable.
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China Chalet, 47 Broadway, New York, NY
Saturday, May 11, 2013
“The nine photographs of the TV project Self Burial by Keith Arnatt were transmitted daily beginning 11th of October ending 18th of October 69. Each photograph was shown 2 seconds at 8.15 and 9.15pm without any introduction or commentary. The stills of Keith Arnatt were cut into the running daily TV program.” —from the colophon of this book. This project was aired on WDR Fernsehen - a regional West German TV channel. -ds