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Sculptures on the Move

July 4 to August 31 2014

Public Sculpture and Performance Art

Toward a New Pygmalionism
Movement I of Le Mouvement: Sculptures on the Move has a two-fold purpose: to acknowledge and pay homage to the long-standing public sculpture tradition in which this exhibition takes place while liberating sculpture not merely from the pedestal, but also transforming it from a static, fixed representation of motion into an actual kinetic act of motion via the performing, human body. In other words, Sculptures on the Move is eminently, but not exclusively Pygmalion.

Symposium


July 4th and 5th 2014
Salle Farel, Oberer Quai 12, City of Biel
The three-part exhibition Le Mouvement touches upon a variety of inter-related topics and issues. These include the nature and uses of public space; sculpture in public space; the individual and shared body in public space, both static and in movement; and the relationship between the body and sculpture. Thus, the symposium will bring together a variety of art historians, theorists, curators and artists to discuss the many points of interest contained in Le Mouvement, not so much with the aim of buoying up a specific argument, but rather of harnessing the knowledge of several disparate disciplines toward a greater and more nuanced understanding of the subject of art and performance in public space.
With the participation of Bojana Cvejić, Gianni Jetzer, André Lepecki, Gabriele Klein, Natasa Petrešin-Bachelez, Hans Rudolf Reust, Peter J. Schneemann, Jan Verwoert and Chris Sharp
In co-operation with the Contemporary Art History Department of the University of Bern and the Y Institute of the Bern University of the Arts (BUA)
Admission is free

Program
Friday July 4
9:30
 Welcome
 Gianni Jetzer and Chris Sharp
Opening remarks by Hans Rudolf Reust and Peter J. Schneemann
10:00
 Gabriele Klein 
Choreographing the City
11:00
 Jan Verwoert 
Preceding the Here, Preparing the Now
11:45
 Gabriele Klein and Jan Verwoert
Panel discussion moderated by Hans Rudolf Reust
12:30–13:30
 Lunch break
13:45
 Marko Lulić 
Presentation
14:30
 Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez 
Artists’ Usages of Public Space: Between Then and Now
15:30 
Marko Lulić and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, panel discussion moderated by Gianni Jetzer
18:00–20:00 
Opening ceremony of Mouvement I

Saturday July 5
10:00 
Chris Sharp and Gianni Jetzer
Opening remarks
10:15 
Bojana Cvejić
Dancing Alone, Private or Public
11:00
 André Lepecki 
Topo-archi-choreo-graphic (or: The Politics of Placing)
12:00
B ojana Cvejić and André Lepecki
Panel discussion moderated by Chris Sharp
13:00–14:00
 Lunch break
14:00
 Ariana Reines
Presentation
14:30 
Alex Cecchetti
Presentation
15:00
 Christian Jankowski
Presentation
15:30
A lex Cecchetti, Christian Jankowski and Ariana Reines, panel discussion moderated by Peter J. Schneemann
16:30–17:00 
Aperitif
18:00
 Opening of Mouvement I, Kunsthaus/Centre d'art Centre PasquArt

Biographies
Alex Cecchetti is an artist based in Paris.
Bojana Cvejić (Belgrade) is a performance theorist and performance maker, a co-founding member of TkH editorial collective from Belgrade, co-author of many theater and dance performances since 1996, and several books (e.g. Public Sphere by Performance, co-written with A. Vujanović, b_books, Berlin, 2012; Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance and Performance, Palgrave, upcoming)
Christian Jankowski is an artist based in Berlin.
Gianni Jetzer is an independent curator and critic based in New York. Together with Chris Sharp, he is co-curator of Le Mouvement.
André Lepecki is a writer, curator and Associate Professor at the Department of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
Marko Lulić is an artist based in Vienna.
Gabriele Klein has been professor for Sociology of Movement, Sports and Dance at the University of Hamburg (UHH) since 2002.
Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez is an independent curator based in Paris.
Ariana Reines is a poet, playwright, and translator based in New York.
Hans Rudolf Reust is an art critic based in Bern, and has been Chair of the Fine Arts programme at Bern University of the Arts since 1999.
Peter J. Schneemann is based in Bern, and has been Professor of Contemporary Art at the Institute of Art History, University of Bern, since 2001.
Chris Sharp is a writer and independent curator based in Mexico City. Together with Gianni Jetzer, he is co-curator of Le Mouvement.
Jan Verwoert is a critic and writer on contemporary art and cultural theory, based in Berlin.