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2018 Taipei Arts Festival offer ‘Think Bar’ lectures

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Poster:Secretariat OfficePost date:2018-08-31
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The 2018 Taipei Arts Festival arranged “Think Bar” this summer, a brand new activity featuring four lectures about exhibition curation at TNUA.
 
Teachers and student from TNUA’s Graduate Institute of Dance helped arrange the talks, which featured three speakers: Mr. Florian Malzacher from Germany; Ms. Joanna Warsza from Poland; and Prof. Tadashi Uchino from Japan.
 
The first was Mr. Malzacher’s lecture, “Theatre as Assembly: Spheres of Radical Imagination and Pragmatic Utopias,” which showed contradictory aesthetic and political positions in the use of theatre is united by the aim to expand the field of theatre, to push its very means and possibilities, to find ways of engaging with the social and political issues of our time, thus giving inspiration to activism and political thinking beyond the artistic realm. 
 
The second talk, “Empty Stages, Crowded Flats: Performativity as Curatorial Strategy,” was jointly given by Mr. Malzacher and Ms. Warsza. They examined an array of staged situations – from choreographed exhibitions, immaterial museums, theatres of negotiation, and discursive marathons, to street carnivals and subversive public art projects – asking how “theatre-like” strategies and techniques can, in fact, enable “reality making” situations in art, and how, as a consequence, curating itself becomes staged, dramatized, choreographed, and composed.
 
The third lecture, “Public Space in Private Rooms: Curating in the Public Sphere,” was given by Ms. Warsza alone. The talk outlined the evolution of site-specific and context-specific curating, where art and artists address burning issues of our times, in response to socio-economic conditions of the given place.
 
Prof. Uchino gave the fourth talk, “Theatre of the Tourist in the Age of Mobility,” examined artists working in and around Japan who use the critical strategy of the “tourist.” The lecture drew visual material from Yudai Kamisato’s “The Story of Descending the Long Slopes of Valparaiso,” Choy Ka Fai’s “Soft Machine” and “Unbearable Darkness,” and asked how and what their work deliberately “mis-deliver.” 
 
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