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ATW TALKS EDITION NO. 16


WED 28/6/2017 • 6.00 PM • A 118
ATW TALKS
HENDRIK FOLKERTS AND BOJANA KUNST
TALK ABOUT PERFORMANCE AND EXHIBITION, SCORES AND DOCUMENTA 14

For EDITION 16 of the ATW TALKS, we are delighted to welcome documenta 14 curator Hendrik Folkerts in Gießen. Based in Kassel, Hendrik contributes to the exhibition based on his expertise on art practices from Central and Southeast Asia and the Pacific region as well as his longstanding interest in performance, particularly the concept of the score and its capacity to interweave different practices. In a recent article he posited that the score is the element which trans-acts between visual language, enactment, the body, the space, yet it is also something that can be read to enact in a variety of ways. Along these lines, Hendrik and ATW professor Bojana Kunst will debate the particular present relation of performance and visual arts:

How to think about the role of the exhibition in the (re-)enactment of the score and how does the score influence the concept of the exhibition? How does performance re-appear in the scope of documenta? Does the interest in the score correspond to the concept of organising documenta in two cities, that is in Kassel and Athens? Before Hendrik joined the documenta team, he worked at Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam for five years, curating the performance, film and discursive programs. In October 2017, he will start as Dittmer Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.


ATW TALKS • EDITION NO. 15 • Friday, 2/6/2017 •
4.00 PM • ATW, Room A 118, Karl-Glöckner-Straße 21,
Phil. II, Haus A, D-35394 Gießen

EDITION NO. 15 of the ATW TALKS takes place in the
frame of the festival Theatermaschine

Taking place in a monthly interval since the end of
2015, the ATW TALKS are an open format for
discussion organised by the ATW, the Institut für
Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft, Justus-Liebig-
Universität Gießen, Germany. The aim of the ATW
TALKS is to create a forum for debating contemporary
dance, theatre and performance, thereby contributing to
the academic and artistic discourse in the city, in the
Hessian performing arts scene and beyond. What is
often considered an advantage of the ATW is equally
true for the talks: hidden away from a general public
with its necessity for self-representation, the context in
Gießen offers a unique possibility for an intense,
extensive and critical exchange. Each edition of the ATW
TALKS is moderated by members of staff working at the
institute. Invitations are extended to artists and
academics from the performing arts and affiliated
disciplines. The talks are generally conducted in English,
on certain occasions though, they might be held in
German or French.

Concept and organisation: Georg Döcker
Moderation: Staff of the Institut für Angewandte
Theaterwissenschaft

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