1. "One Break, A Thousand Blows!: How to Make Art History"

    Andrew Berardini is born in California and lives in Los Angeles. He is a writer of quasi-essayistic prose poems about art and other sensual subjects, occasional editor and curator with past exhibitions with MOCA - Los Angeles, Palais de Tokyo - Paris, and Castello Di Rivoli - Turin and most recently co-curator of the LULUNNIAL in Mexico City. Berardini formerly held curatorial appointments at LAXART and the Armory Center for the Arts and on the editorial staff of Semiotext(e). He is recentish the author of Danh Vo: Relics (Mousse, 2015) and currently finishing a book about color and another about how to be an unprofessional artist.

    Berardini is a regular contributor to Artforum, Spike, and ArtReview and an editor at Mousse, Art-Agenda, Momus, and the Art Book Review. Warhol/Creative Capital and 221a Curatorial Grantee. Faculty at the Mountain School of Arts since 2008 and the Banff Centre since 2014. Recently judge for the Sadakichi Award for Experimental Scent and on the panel for the Bar-Fund Grant. His research interests include artwriting as an aspect of literature, color, scent, radical subjectivity, ecstatic resistance, literary chimeras, corporeality, language as incantation, unprofessionalism, the permeability between fiction and reality, underground culture, the erotics of art, and the aesthetic history of California.

    The lecture series is supported by: Estonian Cultural Endowment, Baltic-American Freedom Foundation, Estonian Academy of Sciences.

    Recorded by Tõnis Jürgens at the Academy of Sciences.

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  2. Lumi Tan "Survival strategies"
    This lecture will reflect on the shifting role of small-scale non-profit organizations in the ecosystem of the contemporary art world, particularly in the market–driven context of New York City. The Kitchen, a non-profit presenting exhibitions and performance with equal regard since 1971, will be used as primary example to examine what constitutes support for artists in the current landscape through the lens of interdisciplinarity as well as look at the institution as a site of production. She will also discuss how feminist and anti-white supremacist approaches to curating can contribute to a more holistic vision of institutional support and push experimental approaches beyond the established statements of the 1970s avant-garde.

    Lumi Tan is Curator at The Kitchen in New York, where she organizes exhibitions and produces performances with artists across disciplines and generations. Most recently, Tanhas worked with Meriem Bennani, Half Straddle, Sara Magenheimer, and Sondra Perry. Previously she co-curated From Minimalism into Algorithm (2016), a year-long performance and exhibition series, as well as projects with artists including Ed Atkins, Gretchen Bender, Glasser, George Lewis, Anicka Yi, and Danh Vo and Xiu Xiu. Prior to The Kitchen, Tan was Guest Curator at the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Nord Pas-de-Calais in France, director at Zach Feuer Gallery, and curatorial assistant at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Artforum, Frieze, The Exhibitionist, and numerous exhibition catalogues.

    The series is supported by: Estonian Cultural Endowment, Baltic-American Freedom Foundation, Estonian Academy of Sciences.

    Recorded by Tõnis Jürgens at the Academy of Sciences.

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  3. In her lecture, Quinn Latimer will discuss and read from her recent writing and editing projects—which include the book Like a Woman: Essays, Readings, Poems (Sternberg Press, 2017) and the documenta 14 publications, for which she was editor-in-chief in Athens and Kassel—and their investment in feminism as both an ethos and a methodology of struggle. She will also discuss recent feminist movements (in the art world and without) and the inherent importance of language and media to them, most immediately journalists and writers, but also the commissioning editors behind such stories who are actively shaping the narratives of violence and resistance that we are currently reading almost everyday.

    Quinn Latimer is a poet, art critic, and editor from California whose work often explores feminist economies of writing, reading, and image production. Her books include Like a Woman: Essays, Readings, Poems (Sternberg Press, 2017); Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder, coedited with Adam Szymczyk (Sternberg Press, 2014); Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (Mousse Publishing, 2013); Film as a Form of Writing: Quinn Latimer Talks to Akram Zaatari (WIELS/Motto Books, 2013); and Rumored Animals (Dream Horse Press, 2012). Her writings and readings have been featured in exhibitions at REDCAT, Los Angeles; Serpentine Galleries, London; CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France; the German Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy; and the Sharjah Biennial 13. She was editor-in-chief of publications for documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel.

    The series is supported by: Estonian Cultural Endowment, Baltic-American Freedom Foundation, Estonian Academy of Sciences.

    Recorded by Tõnis Jürgens at the Academy of Sciences.

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  4. A former member of the curatorial team of Documenta 14 and currently associated with the University of Chicago, Dieter Roelstraete will look back upon the adventure of helping organise the largest exhibition of contemporary art ever mounted from the point of view of his ongoing interest in art's entanglement in the so-called knowledge economy, the sprawling art-as-research nexus, and the art system's margins, peripheries and general "outside". His reflections on curatorial practice -- that of his peers as much as his own -- from the early 2000s to the present will be filtered through the lens of two important anniversaries celebrated in 2017 -- that of the October Revolution and Martin Luther's "95 theses".

    Dieter Roelstraete is an internationally renowned curator of contemporary art, previously a curator of documenta14 and from 2017 curator of Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, Chicago. Prior to his work with documenta 14, he served as the Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago from 2012 to 2015. From 2003 to 2011 Roelstraete was a curator at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, where he organized large-scale group exhibitions as well as monographic shows. Roelstraete has published a great number of catalogue texts, magazine articles in Artforum, Art Review, e-flux, frieze, Metropolis M, Mousse, Magazine, Parkett, Texte zur Kunst about contemporary art and philosophy.

    This program is made possible by funding from the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF), Estonian Cultural Endowment, Estonian Academy of Science.

    Recorded by Tõnis Jürgens at the Academy of Sciences.

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  5. Martha Kirszenbaum was the long-time director and curator of Fahrenheit, an exhibition space and residency program in Los Angeles. She graduated from Sciences Po in Paris and Columbia University in New York, and worked at Media Department of MoMA in New York (2006-07), Photography Department of Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (2007) and at the New Museum in New York (2008-10). Additionally, she collaborated with the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, the Belvedere Museum/21er Haus in Vienna, the Marrakech Biennale, Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the Kunsthalle Mulhouse. Kirszenbaum is a regular contributor to Flash Art, CURA, Kaleidoscope and Mousse among other publications, and has led seminars on curatorial practice at the Université Paris VIII and Parsons, Paris.

    Inspired by Sylvia Plath’s 1956 poem "Two Sisters of Persephone", an allegory which discusses the life of a woman in the contemporary era through the myths of Persephone, Martha Kirszenbaum’s lecture will discuss and elaborate on her recent curatorial practice in regards the omnipresence of the feminine body in the public realm and the mystified notion of interior and intimate space, all distilled with distance, humor and a recurring sense of poetry.

    Martha Kirszenbaum’s talk will concentrate on three projects she has initiated this year.

    Firstly she will present a group exhibition she has organized, Seven Sisters, featuring the work of six international female artists at Kasia Michalski in Warsaw. It was inspired by the Polish Black Monday, a demonstration of dozens of thousands of Polish Women that took place a year ago to protest a ferocious law criminalizing abortion and, ultimately, to defend their essential right to have control over their bodies.

    She will then focus on I Heard You Laughing, a series of screenings developed together with Myriam Ben Salah and reflecting on the importance of popular culture, the omnipresence of technologies and the role of music and dance in the Middle East. It consists of selected music videos from iconic Middle-Eastern musicians of the 1950s-60s-70s alongside video works by contemporary artists from the region, among which many female artists.

    Finally, she will present the recent movement “Not Surprised”, an initiative that started as a WhatsApp group of over 130 women from the art world who wrote a collective letter denouncing sexual harassment and abuse of power in the field, signed by over 20,000 people in a few days. Kirszenbaum will discuss the premises of this independent and spontaneous movement, and its actions today.

    Recorded by Tõnis Jürgens at the Academy of Sciences.

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