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12 2010

On Horizons: Art and Political Imagination - video archive now online

FORMER WEST a contemporary art research, education, publishing, and exhibition project (2008-2013)

Online Archive
2nd FORMER WEST Research Congress
On Horizons: Art and Political Imagination


BAK, basis voor actuele kunst and SKOR, Foundation Art and Public Domain are pleased to announce that all lectures and conversations presented during the 2nd FORMER WEST Research Congress, On Horizons: Art and Political Imagination are now available for viewing via the digital platform of FORMER WEST: http://www.formerwest.org/VideoRecordings.

With contibutions by: Julie Ault, Boris Buden, Beatriz Colomina, Jodi Dean, TJ Demos, Bülent Diken, Fulya Erdemci, Çağlar Keyder, Vasif Kortun, Maria Hlavajova, Ernesto Laclau, Lisette Lagnado, Peter Osborne, Gerald Raunig, Vivian Rehberg, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Robert Sember, Simon Sheikh, Hito Steyerl, Wouter Vanstiphout, and Dmitry Vilensky.

On Horizons: Art and Political Imagination took place 4-6 November 2010 in Istanbul.  It was the second in the series of FORMER WEST Research Congresses. The congress revolved around the theoretical notion of the "horizon" and its place within artistic production and political imagination today.

The 2nd FORMER WEST Research Congress was developed by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht and SKOR|Foundation for Art and Public Domain, Amsterdam, and co-curated by Simon Sheikh. It was realized in collaboration with İKSV, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul and hosted by Istanbul Technical University.

The FORMER WEST digital platform provides access to a wide range of lectures and conversations organized within the framework of the project FORMER WEST, including all recordings from the 1st FORMER WEST Congress (Utrecht, 2009), documentation of research interviews, seminars, and other materials.