New Material Cultures @ PCCA, Nov 26

23 November 2016
The New Material Cultures two-part event is taking place at Nicosia’s Point Centre for Contemporary Art on November 26. 
Curator and director of Fridericianum Kassel Susanne Pfeffer will present talk ‘Speculations on Anonymous Materials, nature after nature, Inhuman’, alongside digital project ‘Whistles of Surfaces’ by visual artist Lito Kattou, and architects Eftychios Savvidis and Caralampos Ioannou. 
Pfeffer’s talk will focus on “the interrelations of visual and experiential qualities, relating natural and cultural matters, and examining technological novelties against humans.” The online exhibition hosted at features works by Dorota Gaweda & Egle Kulbokaite, Enrico Boccioletti, Fenetre ProjectOliver LaricValinia Svoronou and Yves Scherer among many others.
See the FB event page for details.**


Yves Scherer, ‘Jeep Cherokee, 2016’ (2016). Installation view. Courtesy the artists + joségarcía, Mexico City.
Yves Scherer, ‘Jeep Cherokee, 2016’ (2016). Installation view. Courtesy the artists + joségarcía, Mexico City.
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“Inhuman” symposium @ Fridericianum, May 25

25 May 2015

The “Inhuman” symposium will be running all day today at Kassel’s Fridericianum.

The symposium tackles how technological advances and new insights into neurology have forced us to reconsider our concept of human nature, and human primacy in the modern world. Exploring a handful of diverse philosophical positions, the symposium questions the basic assumptions of humanism, and aims to develop a new materialism .

Kicking off with an introduction by Susanne Pfeffer, the symposium brings a performance by Johannes Paul Raether (Transformella: Forking Horizon I: Identitectarian) as well as lectures by Helen Hester (Technically Female: Women, Machines, and Hyperemployment), Rosi Braidotti (Posthuman, All Too Human? A Cultural Political Cartography), Iranian philosopher and regular  Holly Herndon collaborator Reza Negarestani (via Skype with ‘It Is Only What It Does: Selves, Agents and Artifacts’) , Peter Wolfendale (The Reformatting of “Homo Sapiens”) and François Laruelle (Philo-Fiction: Explaining a new genre of non-standard aesthetics on the basis of a photograph).

See the Inhuman” symposium event page for details. **

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‘Speculations on Anonymous Materials’, Sep 29 – Jan 26

16 September 2013

Mapping the rapid change in relationships between “image and text, language and body, body and space, subject and object”, the Speculations on Anonymous Materials group exhibition at Berlin’s Fridericianum will be presenting the work of some of the most interesting contemporary artists practicing worldwide, September 29 to January 26, next year.

Ryan Trecartin, Aleksandra Domanović, Timur Si-Qin,  Simon Denny, Jon Rafman and Katja Novitskova, among others, explore a de-subjectivised approach to image, space and object production in a world abstracted by over-production.

See the Fridericianum website for more details. **


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