KIBLIX 2022 Pre-events / Reading Group: A Repair Manual for Spaceship Earth - The Art and Politics of Sustainability
KIBLIX 2022 Pre-events / Reading Group: A Repair Manual for Spaceship Earth
11 April–13 June 2022 (10 meetings), at 5:30 p.m.
As part of our non-formal education program, we are pleased to announce a reading group entitled A Repair Manual for Spaceship Earth. The series of ten meetings will be moderated by art historians and curators Irena Borić and Živa Kleindienst. We will meet weekly from the beginning of April to the beginning of June. The reading group is designed as an open space for meetings, dialogue, conversation and collaborative learning about ecological, socio-political and activist topics, which will be drawn from KIBLA's intermedia productions and the visual exhibition program. The aim of the shared reading of selected texts and collective reflection is to get to know a wide range of artworks and to exchange knowledge on current theories of contemporaneity, the development of technology and the social, political and economic concepts that dictate global shifts and thus condition our everyday lives.
The meetings will be held weekly on Mondays (except for holidays in April and May when the meetings will be moved to Tuesdays) from 11 April to 13 June 2022 at MMC KIBLA (Ulica kneza Koclja 9). The reading group is aimed at a wider, general audience; no professional background is expected, except curiosity, a desire for collaborative learning and sharing of knowledge. We kindly recommend that you read the proposed texts in advance. To register your participation and receive the texts in PDF format, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. Registration is for information only and is not binding.
You are cordially invited!
7. The Art and Politics of Sustainability
Monday, 23 May, at 5:30 p.m.
The seventh meeting will focus on another work by T. J. Demos, Decolonizing Nature. Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology (2016). In this work, the author argues for a post-anthropocentric political ecology, combining aesthetic and indigenous philosophies, and environmental activism as resistance against the neoliberal corporate state system. We will discuss the chapter The Art and Politics of Sustainability (pp. 31–62), focusing on understanding the decolonization of nature and the role of artistic practices in sustainable politics.
< Visuals: P L A T EA U R E S I D U E, Terra Ignota, 2021, screen capture. Courtesy of the artists.
The reading group is part of informal educational program, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Maribor.