CuMMA Discourse Series #38 with Natalie Bayer on April 4th at the Museum of Impossible Forms

Talk with Natalie Bayer
In-under-beyond National Regimes. Antiracism and Cultural Institutions
4th of April at 18:00
Museum of Impossible Forms,
Kontula Shopping Centre, Keinulaudankuja 4 E, 2nd floor, lk 21, Helsinki.

Please join us for the next CuMMA DS lecture on April 4th at the Museum of Impossible Forms!
In her lecture Natalie Bayer, a scholar and curator based in Germany, will present her methodological design of a cultural institution for equality in the face of structural and institutional racism. Furthermore, Bayer will present and discuss terms and methodologies of collaboration, multiplicity and decentrality.

You can read about Natalie Bayer and her upcoming talk here.
And see you at the event!

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CuMMA Paper #23, an interview with Gabu Heindl, is now online!

The 23rd CuMMA Paper “Situating Resistance. On reappropriation of public space” is out now and you can read it here.
In the interview Gabu
Heindl, an architect and urban researcher, “discusses
contemporary conditions of public space, radical architecture, and urban planning. She addresses the material side of social space, drawing connections
between architecture and curation within institutional frameworks”.

If you are interested in reading previous papers as well, just click here.

CuMMA Discourse Series #37 with Sophie Dyer and Solveig Suess on March 6th at 18.00

Talk with Sophie Dyer and Solveig Suess
Proxy-archives: touching without touching
6th of March 2017 at 18—20
TORI Space, Learning Centre, Otaniementie 9, Espoo

Welcome to our next CuMMA Discourse Series lecture with Sophie Dyer and Solveig Suess on 6th of March in the Tori Space at the Learning Centre, Otaniementie 9!

In their talk “Proxy-archives: touching without touching” graphic designers Sophie Dyer and Solveig Suess will present their recent work for the Bergen Assembly and delve into the problematics of dealing with archives from the perspective of exhibition design. Click here to read more about the upcoming talk.

CuMMA Discourse Series #36 with Grégory Castéra on February 23d, at 18.00

Talk with Grégory Castéra
Curating the Public: A Conversation
23rd of February 2017 at 18—20
NODE Space, Hämeentie 135 C, 5th floor

Welcome to CuMMA’s first Discourse Series lecture in 2017!
In his talk a curator Grégory Castéra will discuss the contemporary condition of curating in general and in relation to the projects he did and followed with a particular emphasis on the public of an artwork.
Click here to read more about Grégory Castéra and his upcoming talk and if you are interested in the previous CuMMA DS lectures, you can read the short descriptions from here.

CuMMA Paper #22 out now!

Great news, the 22nd CuMMA paper is now released!
Click here to read the text by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung — a founder and artistic director of the art space SAVVY Contemporary Berlin, titled
“ON EST ENSEMBLE ET ÇA VA WAKA. A Few Reflections on Navigating the Xenopolis”.

In this paper Bonaventure Ndikung meditates on ‘flight and escape’ as artistic expressions and elaborates on the issues of assembly and exhibition-making by taking us on detours around concepts of the Xenopolis, Undercommons/Fugitivity, and the Thirdspace. If you are interested in reading further and want to check out previous CuMMA papers as well, just click here to see the full site.

Autum’s last CuMMA DS lecture with Vali Mahlouji Dec 13 at 18

Talk with Vali Mahlouji
Challenging the Archive. An Archaeological Guide to the Deployment of an Archive
13.12.2016 at 18–20
NODE Space, Hämeentie 135 C, 5th floor

Welcome to this autumn’s last CuMMA Discourse Series lecture on 13th of December. In his talk curator and advisor to the British Museum and the Kaveh Golestan Estate, Vali Mahlouji discusses the working methodology of the curatorial think tank Archaeology of the Final Decade through an examination of two open-ended case studies. How does the think tank works to enact retracing and reintegration into cultural memory and discourse. You can read more about the upcoming talk here, see you at the event!

CuMMA Paper #21 out now, an interview with Maria Lind by Ksenia Kaverina

Excited to tell you that our next CuMMA Paper #21 is out now! Click here to read the whole interview with Maria Lind by Ksenia Kaverina with a title “Operating as a Curator”. In the interview curator and director of Tensta Konsthall, Maria Lind shares her views on curatorial work and education, working with private investors, and operating across different contexts.

If you are interested in checking out the previous papers as well, just click here to see the full site.

CuMMA DS #34 with Felicity Allen on Nov 23rd

Talk with Felicity Allen
Unlocking the Learning Organisation
23.11.2016 at 18–20
NODE Space, Hämeentie 135 C, 5th floor

Welcome to our next CuMMA Discourse Series lecture on 23rd of November. In her talk artist and researcher Felicity Allen discusses ‘unlearning’ in terms of pedagogic project deliberately developoing different relations to public/corporatising institutions. How can radical practitioners work with public institutions? You can read more about the upcoming talk here.

CuMMA Discourse Series autumn 2016
13.12.2016 Vali Mahlouji: Challenging the Archive. An Archaeological Guide to the Deployment of an Archive

CuMMA DS #33 with Gabu Heindl on Oct 19 at 18

Talk with Gabu Heindl
Building Dissensus. What material space does it take that social space can happen?
19.10.2016 at 18–20
NODE Space, Hämeentie 135 C, 5th floor

Welcome to our next CuMMA Discourse Series lecture on 19th of October. In her talk architect and urbanist Gabu Heindl will present three of her projects in the field of exhibition architecture, tackle their intentions as well as their successful and failing strategies. Behind this background the talk investigates the potential of other (“third”) spaces stimulating open debate within exhibition spaces. Heidl will lay out aspects of strategies of queering and appropriation, opening up sensory and discursive spaces of conflict and dispute. You can read more about the upcoming talk here.

CuMMA Discourse Series autumn 2016
23.11.2016 Felicity Allen: Unlocking the Learning Organisation
13.12.2016 Vali Mahlouji: Challenging the Archive. An Archaeological Guide to the Deployment of an Archive