Shapes of the Unspeakable

Christoph Schlingensief: Fear at the Core of Things Curated by Kathrin Rhomberg BAK – Basis voor Actuele Kunst 5 February – 29 April 2012                                   A few weeks prior to the unveiling of the exhibition, Christoph Schlingensief: Fear at … Continue reading

THERE WAS A COUNTRY WHERE THEY WERE ALL THIEVES

Group Exhibition & Events – There Was A Country Where They Were All Thieves Artists: Gary Colclough, Jasper Coppes & Stijn Verhoeff, Fieldclub, Gauri Gill, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Helen Mirra, Abigail Reynolds, Edward ClydesdaleThomson Curated by Natasha Ginwala Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam 4 May – 7 June, 2012 What might it mean to … Continue reading

Derailments at F.I.R.E.I.N.C.A.I.R.O. (We Are The Time / Gerrit Rietveld Academie)

Derailments sets forth notions of misalignments as acoustic / political dissonance and the acts that happen ‘in between of’ / ‘despite of’ collisions, ruptures, mishaps. The Derailment hence, becomes a space of potentiality to perform matters of urgency; an embodied margin of error from which to subvert existing ‘defects’ in the systems we formulate / inhabit. An aural … Continue reading

Here Lies…A Misreckoned Empire

At the periphery of Kankaria Lake and the city zoo in Ahmedabad, traffic sounds drown out as one enters a patch of green which the occasional city guide or rickshaw wallah may refer to as the ‘Dutch gardens.’ A stray dog does a lazy yoga stretch and attempts to leap onto a rectangular tombstone dating … Continue reading

Film Screening + Discussion: Sisters! at Clark House Initiative

Film Screening: Sisters!  Petra Bauer  – Artist Stefano Bertacchini – Photography Rachel Dowle – Assistant Marius Dybwad Brandrud  – Editor   Rob van de Schootbrugge  – Sound Main cast: Southall Black Sisters Discussion:  Zehra Jumabhoy, Tejal Shah, Shaina Anand, and LABIA collective. Curated by Natasha Ginwala at Clark House Friday 13 January 2012 5.30pm – 8.00pm Sisters! is a collaboration between Petra Bauer and the Southall Black Sisters — … Continue reading

Book Review: Making Art Global (Part 1): The Third Havana Biennial 1989 by Rachel Weiss and other authors, Afterall Books, 2011

The Cuban film Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)[1] opens with a documentary sequence portraying a crowded street party at which a political killing takes place. We see a cluster of dancing figures and percussionists as gunshots resound. A body falls to the floor but is swiftly carried away by men in uniform – and the party … Continue reading

…Of conquest, resonance and falling: Notes on Some Left

Source: If I Can’t Dance, Amsterdam On Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 July, at 22:20, If I Can’t Dance presents the performance Some Left by Sung Hwan Kim at Ruyschstraat 4-III in Amsterdam, with performers Matthew Infante and Jieun Rim, and with music by David Michael DiGregorio (aka dogr). After a full month of working, … Continue reading

on Afterall Online/ Geeta Kapur: On the Curatorial in India (Part 1) / Natasha Ginwala

On Afterall Online: Geeta Kapur is India’s foremost art critic, historian and curator; throughout the latter decades of the twentieth century, she has both shaped and documented the emergence of a contemporary art scene in the subcontinent. Her essays on art, film, cultural theory in the context of Third World perspectives and avant garde artistic … Continue reading

Fluiten in het Donker – A project by de Appel Curatorial Programme 2010/11

You whistle – and ask, am I alone in here? A whistle emanates from the gut, proceeding to circulate beyond the body, as an absent presence that is felt rather than seen. Whistling in the dark — a nonchalant gesture set within an anxious environment; to summon your courage in the face of projected danger. … Continue reading

Just launched: TAKE on Art Magazine — Issue #5 ‘CURATION’ co-edited by Vidya Shivadas & Natasha Ginwala

A recent panel discussion called The Trouble with Curating at ICA (London) (i) began with the chair (Andrew Renton) stating: ‘If you type curating in your Google search you will see that there is a bit too much curating going on in the world and there are a lot of things that are done in … Continue reading