Research/Thoughts/Blog on:  Introduction to Contemporary Arts and Politics University of Gothenburgh June - Aug

Research Pre Berlin Intensive:

Opening Keynote DEFIANCE IN/AS RADICAL LOVE: Soliciting Friction Zones and Healing Spaces

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung with Lauren Cornel and Niels Van Tomme

Student Exchange and Break Out Groups with Dave Beech, Lauren Cornel, Guus van Engelshoven, Rachael Rakes, Niels Van Tomme, Evan Calder Williams, and Mick Wilson

Keynote Paul B. Preciado with Evan Calder Williams & Rachael Rakes Kjell Caminha

Course Outline

Lewis R. Gordon

Disciplining as a Human Science

"Para Site is pleased to present a talk by Cameroonian curator and biotechnologist, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, who is currently taking part in Para Site’s International Art Residency Programme. He is the founder and artistic director of SAVVY Contemporary Berlin, one of the most thriving and active spaces in Berlin. SAVVY Contemporary is a performative space, and a discursive platform, that turns hospitality into a cultural-political issue."

"FORMER WEST is a long-term, transnational research, education, publishing, and exhibition project in the field of contemporary art and theory. The project grapples with the repercussions of the political, cultural, and economic events of 1989 for the contemporary condition. It does so in the search for ways of formerizing the persistently hegemonic conjuncture that is “the West”; to be able instead to simply refer to “the west,” and with it, suggest the possibility of producing new constellations, another world, other worldings."

"PARSE is a part of the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at University of Gothenburg. It´s an initiative to develop and produce a variety of publishing formats and methods for peer review, to provide a forum for dialogue, collaboration and exchange of new knowledge production."

Paul B Preciado