New ViCCA programme in Aalto University starts semester with Irit Rogoff

CuMMA Discourse Series # 17
Irit Rogoff: Art’s Expansions in the Social
3rd of September 2014, KIASMA, Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki, 6pm

The new masters’ programme in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art, ViCCA, opens its first semester with a lecture of renown theoretician, curator and organiser Irit Rogoff. ViCCA programme explores new forms of artistic production and professional agency within the broader field of contemporary art and visual culture. Theory and practice are tightly interwoven, and emphasis is put on developing each student’s artistic, curatorial and theoretical thinking. IritRogoff has in the previous two years been the Visiting Professor in CuMMA, Curating, Managing and Mediating Art, masters’ programme, and now when CuMMA is part of ViCCA as a major, Rogoff’s professorship is extended to the whole programme.

The lecture is held in Kiasma museum of contemporary art and is free to enter.

Irit Rogoff writes at the intersections of the critical, the political and contemporary arts practices. Rogoff is Professor of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths, a department she founded in 2002, and where she directs the ‘think tank’ PH.D in Curatorial / Knowledge, teaches periodically on the PH.D. in Research Architecture, among other things. Her curatorial work includes: ACADEMY – a series of exhibitions and symposia between 2005 – 2007 with Hamburger Kunstverein, MUKHA, Anterwerp, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven and Goldsmiths College, Summit – Non Aligned Initiatives in Education Culture in Berlin, 2007 and De-Regulation – with the work of Kutlug Ataman’ MuHka , Antwerp, MCA Herzylia, KW Berlin in 2006-2008. She has presented numerous keynote addresses and papers delivered at international conferences on contemporary art and cultural difference, museums and participation in contemporary art, and issues of theory and methodology of visual culture.

CuMMA Discourse is a series of open lectures and seminars by international guests of the CuMMA Major. CuMMA Discourse Series will continue throughout the years of 2014-15 and bring more interesting turns of speech to Helsinki.

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CuMMA Discourse Series, new lectures announced

CuMMA Discourse Series will continue this autumn and now we also have the pleasure of announcing two interesting lectures for the spring of 2015. They are:

CuMMA Discourse Series # 23

Laurence Rassel: Let’s Play Institution. The Case of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies Barcelona

21st of January 2015, Node Space


CuMMa Discourse Series # 24

Magdalena Malm: Curating Agency. Expanded curatorial practice – and the need for new organisational structures

4th of Feburary 2015, place to be announced

As a reminder, here are also the lectures for the Autumn 2014:

CuMMA Discourse Series # 17
Irit Rogoff: Art’s Expansions in the Social
3rd of September 2014, KIASMA, Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki

CuMMA Discourse Series # 18
Dmitry Vilensky: Chto Delat and Method. On the Front Lines of The Second Cold War
17th of September 2014, NODE Space

CuMMA Discourse Series # 19
Stefan Nowotny: Suspending the Archive
24th of September 2014, NODE Space

CuMMA Discourse Series # 20
Martin Krenn: Blank Spots of History. Art as Participation and Intervention in History Politics
29th of October 2014, NODE Space

CuMMA Discourse Series # 21
Sabine Dahl Nielsen: Curating conflictual consensus: On the multiplication and fragmentation of publics in contemporary urban spaces

12th of November 2014, NODE Space

CuMMA Discourse Series # 22
Janna Graham: The anatomy of an ‘and’. Naming conflicts in arts education
November 26th 2014, NODE Space