Counter-Infrastructures: Art & Activism asks how artistic strategies can help us to develop and support social formations that are durable beyond the timescales of the immediate moment, project timeline or crisis, towards “counter-infrastructures” that underpin new ways of living and being together within and against the dominance of extractive and destructive capitalist intersectionally discriminatory systems. Following a Counter-Infrastructures Symposium organized with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin, Ireland December 4-5, a series of reports will be published online in the new year.
From Multidirectional Memory to Multidirectional Moments (MDM) explores the “promises” of noncompetitive and transversally connected “multidirectional memory” in memorial practices. Following the MDM Symposium held November 16-18 in Vienna, online presentations include contributions from Lia Carreira and Bernhard Garnicnig, and more to be announced.
Continuing our Conversations on Sound and Power, Sonic Insurgency Research Group interviews Joe Rainey about his recent album Niineta which brings together dynamic powwow performances and experimental distortion.
Lia Carreira and Bernhard Garnicnig present the Palácio das Belas Artes Lisboa in Portugal as a memorial to the promises and potential pitfalls of the concept of multidirectional memory.
In this sixth conversion, Binna Choi, co-artistic director of Singapore Biennale 2022 and co-curator of the Hawaiʻi Triennial 2025, speaks with Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick, a participating artist in the Singapore Biennale 2022 and co-curator of Hawaiʻi Triennial 2022.
In this fifth conversation, Folakunle Oshun, founding Artistic Director of the Lagos Biennial in Nigeria, speaks with Sammy Baloji, co-founder of the Lubumbashi Biennale in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In this fourth conversation, Prem Krishnamurthy, Artistic Director for FRONT International 2022, speaks with Zippora Elders, Co-Curator of sonsbeek20→24, about the pros and cons of curating large-scale cyclical exhibitions.
In this third Triennials Out of Time conversation, Tereza Stejskalová (Matter of Art) speaks with curators Nikolett Eross, Hajnalka Somogyi, and Eszter Szakács of OFF-Biennale Budapest about the different meanings of the word “biennial” in the Central and Eastern European context.