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The Berlin part of the long-term research\, education\, exhibition\, and publication project FORMER WEST (2008–2014) e ngages in a critical reinterpretation of post-1989\, post-Cold War historie s by proposing a number of tentative constellations of various documents an d prospects from the fields of art and theory\, uncovering the fault lines of the West’s “formerness.”

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FORMER WEST: Documents\, Constellations \, Prospects is guided around five currents\, each of which involves artists\, theorists\, and the public in a variety of presentations and del iberations. Art Production\, conceptualized by philosopher and art c ritic Boris Groys\, looks at artistic labor as representative of the contem porary functioning of society as a whole\, raising acute questions concerni ng the political dimensions of art under our current condition. Infrastr ucture\, brought together by theorist Irit Rogoff\, explores how when w e in the West\, or in the industrialized\, technologized societies\, congra tulate ourselves on having a well-functioning infrastructure\, we forget th e degree to which these have become protocols that bind and confine us in t heir demand to be conserved and resisted. Thus\, how can we envision new pa ths to understanding infrastructure otherwise? Curated by poet and curator Ranjit Hoskote\, Insurgent Cosmopolitanism explores how the polity—a nd thus the public—has been changing through recent insurgent upheavals\, a nd proposes that we might retrieve the ideal of cosmopolitanism as an activ e and critical strategy from within these political hotbeds .

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A wee k-long educational performance engages some 150 students from institutions around the world in Learning Place\, conceived by writer and cultura l critic Boris Buden\, which engages in collective research on topics such as the commodification of knowledge\, critique of creativity\, and function ing of edu-industries in today’s cognitive capitalism. Dissident Knowled ges\, conceptualized by curators Maria Hlavajova and Kathrin Rhomberg\, propose both temporal and spatial dynamic interventions in this gathering of artworks\, performances\, film screenings\, and brief improvised stateme nts. As part of this current\, the overall project concludes with a Berlin Public Editorial Meeting hosted by curator and writer Simon Sheikh inaugura ting a two-year trajectory of such meetings leading to the realization of t he FORMER WEST publication.

DTEND:20130324 DTSTAMP:20140728T205150 DTSTART:20130318 GEO:52.5185808;13.3651844 LOCATION:Haus der Kulturen der Welt\,John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 \nBerlin\, D-10557 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Former West - Documents\, Constellations\, Prospects\, Bini Adamcza k\, Maria Thereza Alves\, Burak Arikan\, Liza Babenko\, Daniel Baker\, Ute Meta Bauer\, Neil Beloufa\, James Benning\, Homi Bhabha\, Franco Berardi Bi fo\, Arianna Bove\, Ethel Brooks\, Tania Bruguera\, Boris Buden\, Chen Chie h-jen\, Keti Chukhrov\, Josef Dabernig\, Ekaterina Degot\, Chto Delat\, All an deSouza\, Manthia Diawara\, Katja Diefenbach\, Helmut Draxler\, Marlene Dumas\, Jimmie Durham\, Köken Ergun\, Nina Fischer\, Marcus Geiger\, Nida G house\, Ferenc Gróf\, Boris Groys\, Stefano Harney\, Adrian Heathfield\, To m Holert\, Ranjit Hoskote\, Irwin\, Hassan Khan\, Július Koller\, Nicolas K ozakis\, Brigitta Kuster\, Maurizio Lazzarato\, Dieter Lesage\, Matthias Li lienthal\, Maria Lind\, Thomas Locher\, Isabell Lorey\, Juan Maidagan\, Ter esa Margolles\, Radhouane El Meddeb\, Angela Melitopoulos\, Aernout Mik\, A ndrea Milat\, Louis Moreno\, Nástio Mosquito\, Rabih Mroué\, Tisha Mukarji\ , Marina Naprushkina\, Jean-Baptiste Naudy\, Stefan Nowotny\, Ahmet Ögüt\, Boris Ondreička\, Stefan Panhans\, Nikos Papastergiadis\, Alexei Penzin\, P iotr Piotrowski\, Tihana Pupovac\, Li Ran\, Gerald Raunig\, Société Réalist e\, David Riff\, Irit Rogoff\, Rasha Salti\, Katya Sander\, Maroan el Sani\ , Christoph Schlingensief\, Keiko Sei\, Simon Sheikh\, Judith Siegmund\, Pr aneet Soi\, Jon Solomon\, Felix Stalder\, Hito Steyerl\, Mladen Stilinović\ , Zoran Terzić\, Christopher Thomas\, Tom Trevatt\, Füsun Türetken\, Ultra- red\, Raoul Vaneigem\, Anton Vidokle\, Beatrice von Bismarck\, Marion von O sten\, Nina Wetzel\, Ina Wudtke\, Qiu Zhijie\, Dolores Zinny UID:261473 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130318T210000 DTSTAMP:20140728T205150 DTSTART:20130318T100000 GEO:52.5185808;13.3651844 LOCATION:Haus der Kulturen der Welt\,John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 \nBerlin\, D-10557 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Former West - Documents\, Constellations\, Prospects\, Bini Adamcza k\, Maria Thereza Alves\, Burak Arikan\, Liza Babenko\, Daniel Baker\, Ute Meta Bauer\, Neil Beloufa\, James Benning\, Homi Bhabha\, Franco Berardi Bi fo\, Arianna Bove\, Ethel Brooks\, Tania Bruguera\, Boris Buden\, Chen Chie h-jen\, Keti Chukhrov\, Josef Dabernig\, Ekaterina Degot\, Chto Delat\, All an deSouza\, Manthia Diawara\, Katja Diefenbach\, Helmut Draxler\, Marlene Dumas\, Jimmie Durham\, Köken Ergun\, Nina Fischer\, Marcus Geiger\, Nida G house\, Ferenc Gróf\, Boris Groys\, Stefano Harney\, Adrian Heathfield\, To m Holert\, Ranjit Hoskote\, Irwin\, Hassan Khan\, Július Koller\, Nicolas K ozakis\, Brigitta Kuster\, Maurizio Lazzarato\, Dieter Lesage\, Matthias Li lienthal\, Maria Lind\, Thomas Locher\, Isabell Lorey\, Juan Maidagan\, Ter esa Margolles\, Radhouane El Meddeb\, Angela Melitopoulos\, Aernout Mik\, A ndrea Milat\, Louis Moreno\, Nástio Mosquito\, Rabih Mroué\, Tisha Mukarji\ , Marina Naprushkina\, Jean-Baptiste Naudy\, Stefan Nowotny\, Ahmet Ögüt\, Boris Ondreička\, Stefan Panhans\, Nikos Papastergiadis\, Alexei Penzin\, P iotr Piotrowski\, Tihana Pupovac\, Li Ran\, Gerald Raunig\, Société Réalist e\, David Riff\, Irit Rogoff\, Rasha Salti\, Katya Sander\, Maroan el Sani\ , Christoph Schlingensief\, Keiko Sei\, Simon Sheikh\, Judith Siegmund\, Pr aneet Soi\, Jon Solomon\, Felix Stalder\, Hito Steyerl\, Mladen Stilinović\ , Zoran Terzić\, Christopher Thomas\, Tom Trevatt\, Füsun Türetken\, Ultra- red\, Raoul Vaneigem\, Anton Vidokle\, Beatrice von Bismarck\, Marion von O sten\, Nina Wetzel\, Ina Wudtke\, Qiu Zhijie\, Dolores Zinny UID:261474 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR