‘14.12.13’ @ Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Dec 14

, 12 December 2013

A full day of discussion on ACCELERATIONISM: A symposium on tendencies in capitalism at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler in Berlin, alongside an exhibition simply titled 14.12.13, which incidentally is also the date of the event running on December 14.

But then the title is also just a “jumbled sequence of numbers” around which speculative realist Armen Avanessian and the gallery curate a show featuring Julieta Aranda, Ian Cheng, Diann Bauer, Daniel Keller, Katja Novitskova, Hito Steyerl, Andreas Töpfer. Parallel to that will be the symposium where the #Akzeleration book on, well, Accelerationism, featuring contributions by Nick Land and Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, as well as Avanessian and Matteo Pasquinelli who also program the day of talks. Discussion titles like ‘Epistemic Panic and the Problem of Life’ and ‘Days of Phuture Past: Accelerationism in the Present Moment’ will be covered by the likes of Josephine Berry Slater and Benjamin Noys, while concluding with ‘System Is Not the Enemy; You Are’.

Meanwhile, here’s a bit of the 14.12.13 blurb:

“14.12.13 is the name of an exhibition. 141213 is a jumbled sequence of numbers. 14,12,13 is a chronological disorder. 14/12/13 indicates a fundamental multidimensionality of time: every present will be past and was futural. Today doesn’t add up, even if contemporary art tries to make sense of it. Fourteentwelvethirteen will be up for only one day and doesn’t make sweeping statements or give a panoramic view. How does one oppose an exhausted aesthetic paradigm of art, in which artworks beg for ever new critical judgments, so that (art) history makes its weary progress? For quite some time, all attempts to overcome the modernist logic of progress has been misunderstood as postmodernism. Instead of the museum’s notion of historical linearity, other forms of assembly emerge. 14.12.13”

See the Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler website for details. **