The Visitor Talks – Anton Vidokle / Arseny Zhilyaev

November 15, 2016 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CCS Bard, Classroom 102

Anton Vidokle (b. Moscow) is an artist based in New York and Berlin. As a founder of e-flux he has produced projects such as DO iT, Utopia Station Poster Project, Pawnshop, An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life, the Martha Rosler Library, Time/Bank, e-flux video rental and unitednationsplaza. Vidokle is co-editor of e-flux journal along with Julieta Aranda and Brian Kuan Wood. Vidokle’s work has been exhibited internationally, in venues such as the 56th Venice Biennale (2015) and Documenta 13 (2012). He has directed several films including 2084: A science fiction show (2012-2014) with Pelin Tan, which has been exhibited at the Bergen Assembly (2013), La Biennale de Montréal (2014), the Istanbul Biennial (2015), Home Works 7, Beirut (2015)  and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2016). Vidokle’s series of films on the Russian Cosmists, This Is Cosmos (2014) and The Communist Revolution Was Caused By The Sun (2015) have been exhibited and screened internationally at the Shanghai Biennale (2014) Witte de With, Rotterdam, (2015), the 65th and 66th Berlinale International Film Festival, Forum Expanded (2015, 2016), the Moscow Biennale (2015); amongst many others.

Arseny Zhilyaev (born 1984 in Voronezh, Russia) is an artist who lives and works in Moscow and Voronezh. Using artistic, political, scientific, and museological histories to uncover and propose potential futures, Zhilyaev explores a productive space between fiction and non-fiction. Within his projects, the artist casts a revisionist lens on the heritage of soviet museology and meaning of museum in Russian Cosmism. Recent exhibitions include 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016), 9th Liverpool Biennial (2016) and 13th Lyon Biennale, France (2015) and venues such as Moderna Gallerija, Lubljana, Slovenia (2016), Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2016); de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2016). Zhilyaev is an editor of Avant-Garde Museology, e-flux and Minnesota Press, 2015. Since 2011, artist has also been a member of the editorial board of the Moscow art magazine, Khudozhestvennyi Zhurnal. He is a contributor of e-flux Journal and other. Zhilyaev graduated from Voronezh State University, Philosophical Faculty (2006); Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art (2008); and MA International Programs, Valand School of Fine Arts, Goteborg, Sweden (2010). Recent accolades include Russian awards in the sphere of contemporary art, and a nomination for the Visible Award in 2013.

This talk is given as part of the lecture series : The Visitor Talks – We are the Center for Curatorial Studies : The Department of Events (The Discursive Core)


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