︎ Publications: Reflections on the 2023 Symposium "Curating through Conflict with Care" at nGbK, Berlin.

Curating space:
or: “Who cares about the bottom?”

How can curatorial practices incorporate diverse perspectives and voices, and what conflicts can arise? Where can we find a history that includes unheard, marginalized, feminist, and postcolonial  voices from the bottom up? [..]

nGbK, 2024

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Raum kuratieren: 
oder „Wer interessiert sich für das Unten?“

Wie kann die kuratorische Praxis unterschiedliche Perspektiven und Stimmen einbeziehen, und welche Konflikte können dabei entstehen? Wo können wir eine Geschichte finden, die ungehörte, marginalisierte, feministische und postkoloniale Stimmen von unten nach oben einschließt? [..]

nGbK, 2024

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︎ Exhibition News

Mind & Machine

Since the nineteenth century’s industrial revolution, technology and machines have dominated all facets of life and fundamentally altered how societies function. Technology has advanced greatly from tools to free labour to “digital labourers” capable of replacing humans and performing tasks requiring complex logical and perceptual skills, putting it at the centre of debates surrounding identity and the ties that bind humans and machines together.

We have reached the point in history where machines are closest to humans. Current artificial intelligence (AI) is capable of learning, synthesizing information, analyzing, and giving answers outside of what it is programmed to do. Humans make machines and develop them by imitating ourselves. So how do we as humans advance when machines advance? What are the possibilities of advanced machines in our human hands?

The exhibition MIND & MACHINE is an invitation to researchers and artists to respond to the question posed above and present their responses in the form of physical, digital or interactive work using new technology (AR, VR, AI). The exhibition within the framework of the Vietnam Festival of Creativity & Design 2023 (VFCD 2023) will take place at two locations: Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in November and December 2023.

Curated by Hải Nam Nguyễn
Text & Photo: Vietnam Festival of Creativity & Design 2023

November 13th-19th, 2023
Hai An Gallery
Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam

December 1st-7th, 2023
Vietnamese Women’s Museum
Hà Nội, Vietnam

︎︎︎VFCD Website ︎︎︎VFCD Instagram

︎ Talks

Summer Symposium: Curating through Conflict with Care

The nGbK working group „Curating through Conflict with Care“ (CCC) invites you to a three-day summer symposium from 4 to 6 August 2023. The symposium will take place from Friday to Sunday from 10:00-18:00 and will be launched with an opening party on Thursday evening.
The symposium uses conflict and contradiction as a methodology to identify and work through the paradoxes of inclusive curating. CCC addresses these contexts as a starting point for further developing best practices and existing debates on curatorial responsibility. The nGbK working group invites workers in the arts to exchange ideas on how to further develop the role of the curator and address contemporary challenges. Together they will gather experiences and ideas for (extra)institutional changes that put care at the centre.

Text & Photo: Symposium description (c) CCC collective

August 4th-6th, 2023

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︎ News

ZKU Programmwerkstatt mit kleinem Sommerfest

June 29th, 2023
ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
Siemensstrasse 27
10551 Berlin

︎︎︎Programme ZKU ︎︎︎Retrospective

︎ News

Carnival of Algorithmic Culture 2023

The Carnival of Algorithmic Culture will bring together researchers, artists, activists, technologists, and community members for two days of workshops, talks, exhibitions, and interactive activities in Toronto to explore the impacts of artificial intelligence on the culture we create and the cultural products to which we have access.

Featuring performances, installations, talks, and workshops to soon be announced. Supported by Canada Council for the Arts.

Text & Photo: UKAI Projects
June 23rd & June 24th, 2023
bodyshop studios
302 Geary Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 2C5
Toronto, Canada

︎︎︎Tickets ︎︎︎UKAI Projects