RE-ALIGNED ART. Programme of the Opening Days, Tromso 13-16 September

of the
13-16 September 2013

at Tromsø Kunstforening

runs from 13 September – 10 November 2013

Friday 13 September, 2013

20:00 Exhibition opening, RE-ALIGNED ART at Tromsø Kunstforening, Muségata 2
The exhibition will be formally opened by Mariam Rapp, Executive Councillor
for Culture and Health, Tromso County Council.

Opening talk by curators Ivor Stodolsky and Marita Muukkonen and the Director of Tromsø Kunstforening Svein Pedersen.

Participating artists:

Sveta Baskova, Babi Badalov, Ivan Brazhkin, Chto Delat?, Mikhail Dolyanovsky, Sofia Gavrilova, Gogol’s Wives, Alexey Iorsh, Matvei Krylov, Leonid «Arch Genius», Denis Limonov, Victoria Lomasko, Media Impact, Kirill Medvedev, Roman Minin, Monobrow, Monstrations (Artyom Loskutov and Maria Kiselyova), Marina Naprushkina, Nikolay Oleynikov, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Pyotr Pavlensky, Pedagogical Poem (Arseny Zhilyaev and Ilya Budraitskis), Pussy Riot, Timofey Radya, Mykola Ridnyi, SOSka Group, Translit & Petersburg Street University, Voina Group and the ZIP Group.

22:00 Opening party at Tromsø Kunstforening/Café des Beaux-Arts
DJ Aikio and DJ Deer-off (Kolya) & DJ Lenin Grib (Misha)

Saturday 14 September

12:00 – 13:00 Registration and Coffee

Symposium RE-ALIGNED ART at Tromsø Kunstforening
Introduced and Chaired by Ivor Stodolsky and Marita Muukkonen

Welcoming Words by the Director of Tromsø Kunstforening Svein Pedersen
13:0513:20 Introduction by the Curators of the exhibition
13:20-13:45 Pyotr Verzilov (former member of Voina, Pussy Riot associate and husband of Nadya Tolokonnikova) in conversation with Ivor Stodolsky and Marita Muukkonen (video link)
13:45-14:35 Grey Violet participant in Voina actions, liberatarian and LGBT activist joined the panel.
14:35-13:50 Coffee break

14:50-16:00 Artists panel
Babi Badalov, Mikhail Dolyanovsky, Eldar Ganeev, Sofia Gavrilova, Leonid «Arch Genius», Roman Minin, Nikolay Oleynikov, Tima Radya, Stepan Subbotin and Dmitry Vilensky (Chto Delat?/What is To Be Done?).

16:00-17:00 Exhibition opening at Small Projects, Grønnegata 23

17:30 Film-screening at Verdensteatret Kino, Storgata 93B
For Marx, a film by Svetlana Baskova. The film addresses issues in trade union activities in today’s Russia. Introduction by the director. See the trailer on Vimeo

22:00 Exhibition opening at Kurant, Søndre Tollbodgate 17
Poetry Reading by Kirill Medvedev (transl. read by Ivor Stodolsky) & Revolutionary Songs by Medvedev, Nikolay Oleynikov and Misha Griboedov of Arkady Kots.

Sunday 15 September

Symposium Can We Get Past the ‘Post-’?
From Non-Aligned to Re-Aligned Art
at Tromsø Kunstforening, Muségata 2

This symposium addresses the shift away from the “identity politics” of the late twentieth century and their (post-) ideological ambiguity and toward a renewed alignment between art and politics in contemporary Russia.

Introduction to partners at the University of Tromsø by
Moderator Yngvar Steinholt
13:05-13:25 Introduction to the key concepts of the symposium by Ivor Stodolsky: Re-Aligned: A Glossary of New Terms.
13:25-13:45 Elena Trubina, On Fragility of Globalized Imagination: Persistence of Smaller Scales
13:45-14:05 Mischa Gabowitsch, After Cynicism: Protest in Russia beyond Moscow and Saint Petersburg
14:05-14:25 Dmitry Vilensky, Art and Activism. A Field Report
14:25-15:25 Lunch in Café des Beaux-Arts

Moderator Holger Pötzsch
15:30-15:50 Andrei Rogatschevski: Subversion as Propaganda: The case of Igor’ Cherchenko, a National Bolshevik Artist from Israel’
15:50-16:10 Grey Violet / Seroe Fioletoveo: The Russian “Opposition Movement” and Minorities
16:10-16:40 Discussion
17:00 Walk and Talk to Works in Public Spaces
Leaving from Tromsø Kunstforening, Muségata 2

Monday 16 September

10:00-15:30 Symposium Re-Aligned: Politics, Art, and Protest
at the Centre for Peace Studies, University of Tromsø

Part 1 Main auditorium, Center for Peace Studies

Moderator: Stephen Wolfe
10:00-10:45 Mischa Gabowitsch, The Russian Protest Movement (exact title TBA)
11:00-11:45 Hilary Pilkington, Keyboard warriors, trolls and other nasty beasts: The role of the media and social media in the rise of the new “far-right” in the UK
12:15-13:00 Lunch break

Part 2 Cinema theatre, Visual Cultural Studies (Teorifagbygget, house 6, room 6.222)

13:15-14:00 The Border Musical film and presentation by Dmitry Vilensky of the artist group ‘Chto Delat?’
14:00-15:00 General discussion

RE-ALIGNED ART at Tromso Kunstforening runs from 14 September to 10 November, 2013


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