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Porcelain Lenin figures from DADALENIN limited edition, 2013. Courtesy Rainer Ganahl.

Artists Space : Books & Talks

The Cultural Field as Battlefield: Art and Ideology in the UK and Cuba

Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt

Talk
Friday, October 11, 7pm

55 Walker Street
New York
NY 10013
T 212 226 3970

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Having worked for a decade as a curator of contemporary art in the UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries, Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt organized her last exhibition at apexart in New York City on the eve of the Iraq war. Since then, she has focused her work on research exploring the impact of cultural policy upon creative practice. This has led her to chart the various waves of privatization that have beset the cultural field in the UK, and to go in search of alternatives in the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution. 

Rebecca’s talk at Artists Space : Books & Talks presents some of her recent research across ideological boundaries. In the first place, departing from popular top-down conceptions of Cuban policy-formation, she distinguishes Marxist-humanist approaches to culture from those developed in the Soviet Union. This enables her to build comparisons with notions of cultural value that have developed under neoliberalism, and have impacted greatly on European funding structures.

 

DADALENIN

Rainer Ganahl and Boris Groys, with Jenny Borland

Book Launch & Discussion
Tonight at 7pm

Artists Space is pleased to host a conversation between artist Rainer Ganahl and NYU Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies Boris Groys to mark the publication of DADALENIN (Edition Taube, 2013). This book compiles over 600 pages of text, documentation, and images from Ganahl’s eponymous project, accumulated over the past decade. Ganahl’s multifaceted research addressing Vladimir Lenin’s supposed involvement with Dada circles in early 20th century Zurich, has taken the form of reading seminars, performances, numerous artworks, films, and museum exhibitions. The publication brings together this vast archive for the first time, until this point having only been partially available on Ganahl’s encyclopedic website. 


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