Public Lecture

Donnerstag, 15. Mai 2014
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Ort: Expositur PSK, Georg-Coch-Platz 2/1. OG, 1010 Wien

WARREN NEIDICH (Artist and theorist, Berlin, L.A.)

„Artistic Research in the 21st Century"


Artists using their own histories, paradoxes, methodologies, errors and dispositifs mutate the conditions of the distributions of sensibility and insensibility in the real, imaginary and virtual existential world. The question then arises what are the results of artistic research and experimentation when they crossover into the materialistic ontologies of cognitive psychology and neuroscience. What are the results. A deteritoiralization of neuroscience or an emancipatory materialism that embraces diversity as a means to produce complex brains and complex noologies: or history of thought images. Short Bio: Warren Neidich is a Berlin and Los Angeles based post-conceptual artist and theorist who explores the interfaces between cultural production especially as it responds to art and architecture, brain research and cognitive capitalism to produce a Emancipatory Materialism. His interdisciplinary works combines photographic, video, internet downloads, scotch tape and noise installations.Selected Awards and Fellowships include: The Fulbright Specialist Program, Fine Arts Category, University of Cairo, 2013; The Murray and Vickie Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artist and Scholar Award, Pitzer College, 2012;The Vilem Flusser Theory Award, Transmediale, Berlin, 2010. His work has been exhibited internationally at Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, 2013*, Fons Welters Gallery Amsterdam 2011*; MAK Center, Vienna, 2011,Kunsthaus Graz, 2006; , Magazin 4, Bregenz,2005, The Whitney Museum of American Art, 2001; Artists Space, 2001, Kunsthalle Krems,1996, P.S.1-MOMA, Long Island City, 1991;The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1989; The Walker Art Center, 1989. His book of writings Resistance is Fertile is to be published Merve Verlag in 2014.

This Artist Talk is part of a cooperation between the Digital Arts department (Prof. Ruth Schnell / University of Applied Arts Vienna) and TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien (Artistic Director Georg Weckwerth).

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