Memory & Arts WG | Workshop USB G.003
Jul 06, 2023 13:30 - 15:30(Europe/London)
20230706T1330 20230706T1530 Europe/London Memory & Arts WG Workshop with Andreas Huyssen - "Memory Debates – Memory-Scapes: Politics of Contemporary Art from the Global South" (limited numbers)

Following Andreas Huyssen's keynote lecture on memory art in the Global South and the recent controversies about relational approaches to public memory, this workshop aims to continue the discussion with a focus on documenta fifteen (Kassel, Germany, 2022). The latter presented a large variety of artistic and curatorial practices relating to the Global South as well as to different forms of art and memory. At the same time, the exhibition was confronted with accusations of anti-Semitism, which overshadowed its multitudinous offerings. How can we read and make sense of this problematic from the perspective of memory studies? How can artworks and the curatorial concept of sharing resources, knowledge, and time resonate with the idea of memory-scapes, multidirectional memory, or transcultural remembrance? And what led to the confrontation between participating artists and the documenta institution, not only in relation to memory politics and culture (particularly the German concept of Erinnerungskultur), but also the political dimension of contemporary art and aesthetics? In addressing these questions, we would like to look at a selection of works in the context of the curatorial concept of lumbung and thus return the discussion about documenta fifteen to the level of art and memory in relation to the Global South.

The discussion will be preceded by short contributions by Andreas Huyssen, Sarah Dornhof, Adela Goldbard, Liliana Gomez, Nela Milic and Astrid Schmetterling. It is initiated by the Memory & Arts Working Group but is open to anyone who is interested in this debate. 

Places are limited to 30 participants and pre-booking is required. 

Book your place by selecting a (free) ticket for the workshop on our registration page: https://msa202 ...

USB G.003 MSA Conference Newcastle 2023 conference@memorystudiesassociation.org
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Following Andreas Huyssen's keynote lecture on memory art in the Global South and the recent controversies about relational approaches to public memory, this workshop aims to continue the discussion with a focus on documenta fifteen (Kassel, Germany, 2022). The latter presented a large variety of artistic and curatorial practices relating to the Global South as well as to different forms of art and memory. At the same time, the exhibition was confronted with accusations of anti-Semitism, which overshadowed its multitudinous offerings. How can we read and make sense of this problematic from the perspective of memory studies? How can artworks and the curatorial concept of sharing resources, knowledge, and time resonate with the idea of memory-scapes, multidirectional memory, or transcultural remembrance? And what led to the confrontation between participating artists and the documenta institution, not only in relation to memory politics and culture (particularly the German concept of Erinnerungskultur), but also the political dimension of contemporary art and aesthetics? In addressing these questions, we would like to look at a selection of works in the context of the curatorial concept of lumbung and thus return the discussion about documenta fifteen to the level of art and memory in relation to the Global South.

The discussion will be preceded by short contributions by Andreas Huyssen, Sarah Dornhof, Adela Goldbard, Liliana Gomez, Nela Milic and Astrid Schmetterling. It is initiated by the Memory & Arts Working Group but is open to anyone who is interested in this debate. 


Places are limited to 30 participants and pre-booking is required. 

Book your place by selecting a (free) ticket for the workshop on our registration page: https://msa2023newcastle.dryfta.com/attendee-registration-tickets


Villard Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature
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Columbia University, New York
Postdoc (Dr.)
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Humboldt University of Berlin
Concordia University, Montreal
Prof. Dr./Professor
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documenta Institut, Universität Kassel
dr
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University of the Arts of London
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Postdoc (Dr.)
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Humboldt University of Berlin
Senior Lecturer In Visual Cultures
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Goldsmiths, University of London
PhD Candidate
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Uni Marburg, Centre for Conflict Studies
 Trina Cooper-Bolam
Banting Postdoctoral Researcher
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Concordia University, Montreal
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