THE URGENT NEED TO STRUGGLE
August 31, 2010
Chto delat?, film still from “The Tower: A Songspiel,” 2010
Chto delat? (What is to be done?)
The Urgent Need to Struggle
9-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29 September
3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24 October 2010
Institute of Contemporary Arts
London SW1Y 5AH
This autumn, the ICA presents the first major project in the UK by Russian collective Chto delat? (What is to be done?). Continue reading “THE URGENT NEED TO STRUGGLE”
Utopian Unemployment Union
In one of the rooms or transitory spaces (staircase, hallway) of the Winter Palace takes place a dance of migrant workers and ballet dancers .(Vaganovskoe uchilishe). It is a performance with a structure: first the ballet dancers teach the migrants how to dance, then the opposite. We install their national women’s dresses. In the first part the dresses are “seated” around in the chairs. In the second part these dresses are hanging from the ceiling. There is a figure of a moderator who directs the dance, like a conductor. This figure looks without gender, as an androgyn. Continue reading “UTOPIAN UNEMPLOUMENT UNION N2”
We have a new page on Facebook for the upcoming Queer Culture Festival in St. Petersburg. There will be updated information about the festival – programme, pictures etc.
International Queer Culture Festival /http://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Queer-Culture-Festival/147727131920287?ref=ts
Feel free to invite your friends. Hopefully we see you in September!
The Organizing Committee International Festival of Queer Culture 2010
Continue reading “QUEER CULTURE FESTIVAL”
The collapse of the old rules and anticipating new rules, even if only formal, is where aesthetics and social resistance meet (Paolo Virno)
Our project is a research about conservative stereotypes in human relations and gender fixing frontiers in a context of cultural values of contemporary neoliberal society. It is a critical research about the ‘Myth of Love’ as well as the myths about the concept of history, tourist expectations, cultural standards and art autonomy. It’s obvious that investigation of the myth means historical knowlege. This part of the project is important and we are happy to collaborate with the art-historian Peter Wagemakers who kindly agreed to take part in our project.
Our hero is a tourist who came to Amsterdam. His name is mister Grey. He does not know what he wants. Maybe love? But what is this? He is just very tired from his life, responsibilities, bills, problems. He has a mid-life crisis. Never in his life he hurt anybody or brought pain … maybe only slightly by his indifference. His mind is in a transitional state, ready to change. Traveling through Amsterdam his mind changes completely.
Our project consists out of two parts:
Social research based on interviews and the excursion as a result .
We would like kindly to ask you if you’re willing to cooperate in our project by letting start the excursion in the W-139. and to distribute headphones and give deskinfo.
Partners of the project will also be the Rijksmuseum and the Lloyd Hotel and
probably De Balie.
As far as we do not now when we can get the support for the project we are planning the realisation of the project approximately around spring-summer 2010 .
Mister Grey adventure
Preparing to the ARTsobes festival, October 10-20 in St-Petersburg.
To support heroic efforts of our friends from russian-german exchange to organise the event where art and social problems can meet.
THE SOCIAL ART FESTIVAL
“ASSEMBLY STATION” (“MESTO SBORKI”)
October 2009, St. Petersburg
In October 2009 the German-Russian Exchange together with other public organizations directs the festival of Social Art dedicated to the promotion of the ideas of gender equality in the sense of equal possibilities for deferent but not as the equality of the same. Continue reading “PREPARING TO THE ARTSOBES FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 10-20 IN ST-PETERSBURG.”