Cosmoscow Talks WHO KNOWS BEST? September 6–8
Most of us want to learn something new about art. Maybe we just like the artist, and we want to get to know them better: to see more of their works or learn their biography. Maybe we are writing an article or preparing an exhibition for which more detailed materials are required. Maybe we consider it important to follow current trends in art.
We all seek information and knowledge. How and who should we address to satisfy this need? Who or what do we perceive as sources of expert knowledge today? Is it a book, a magazine or a Telegram channel? (Telegram is a Russian social media platform) Whose opinions do we trust and listen to? Is it a ‘traditional’ expert: a museum professional, a university professor, a curator, or the polyphony of social networks? Today on the Internet it is easy to find any number of resources to learn a lot about art and to be aware of what is happening in the current moment. This competition for our attention and the difficulty of choosing between sources engenders the principal question of our Talks programme: Who knows best?
1 PM COLLECTING SOUND ART?
The Embassy of the State of Qatar to the Russian Federation presents a public talk “Collecting Sound Art?”. Participants of the public talk will try to answer the following questions. Why sound art is hard to collect? What are the challenges with buying sound art? Why does sound art does not appear at auctions, and is there a secondary market? How is collecting sound art different from collecting rare music?
Stephan Krasnyansky, artist
Denis Khimilyayne, Managing Partner of PrimeAdvice
Anastasia Shavlokhova, curator and director of art space "Unconquered"
Snezhana Krasteva, Garage Museum curator
3 PM CURATING NOW!
The discussion will focus on new curatorial strategies that questions generally accepted ideas about the curator’s figure in the art system and the roles and functions of expert evaluation.
Moderator: Andrey Parshikov, art critic, V-A-C Foundation curator
Valentin Dyakonov, art historian, art critic, Garage Museum curator
Ivan Isaev, independent curator
Mohammad Salemy, artist, art critic, curator
5 PM PUBLIC TALK: EKATERINA INOZEMTSEVA & MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO
During the conversation, participants will talk about the artist’s work and its themes, about the Arte Povera movement, and about the Chittadellarte residency, and the social responsibility of art.
Michelangelo Pistoletto, artist
Ekaterina Inozemtseva, Garage Museum International Programs curator
MONDO-DVR CONCERT/PERFORMANCE BY DALNEVOSTOCHNIE RAZLUCHNITSY, 2019
The three-day-long performance of the Dalnevostochnie Razluchnitsy (DVR) group will result in an 'outstretch', the culmination of this large-scale action featuring some 50 artists, musicians and creative people. The concert component will be presented with minimal means, and the main emphasis will be on physicality. To feel their own body, DVR will create a territory where an alternative view of the functions of art and other relationships between the viewer, the platform and the content of other artists will be possible.