From Memory to Political Imagination
In the middle of the current situation of a global pandemic and its imposed constraints, we are looking for common questions that can lead to common answers: how to move from memory work to political imagination and from imagination to political acting? How to blur the limits that postmodern fascism places on imagination? How do we make knowledge ethically binding and what kind of artistic research do we need for that? Buenos Aires based artist Eduardo Molinari deploys his “Walking Archive” to examine the continuities of colonial genocide and ecocide. With artist and curator Alice Creischer he has been collaborating in the project "The Potosí Principle", which interrogates the mechanisms of global exploitation of people and nature in Latin America. Together they will discuss narratives and imaginaries that can account for intercultural perspectives and new relations with non-human agents.
With Alice Creischer (conceptual artist, curator) and Eduardo Molinari (visual artist)
Eduardo Molinari is an artist, professor and researcher in the Department of Visual Arts at the National University of the Arts (Universidad Nacional de las Artes, UNA), Buenos Aires. Walking as an aesthetic practice, research using artistic methods and tools, and cross-disciplinary collaborations are at the centre of his work. In 2001, he created the Walking Archive, an ongoing visual archive that explores the connections between art, history and land. In 2010, he formed La Darsena, an initiative for collective research and experimentation in art and activism, in collaboration with Azul Blaseotto. He was the artist in residence at the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, and Weltecho culture centre in Chemnitz, Germany from 2007 to 2008.
Alice Creischer is a concept artist, author, and curator. As one of the key figures in German political art movement sin the Nineties, she has contributed to a great amount of exhibitions, publications, and collective projects, within the context of institutional and economical critique. Her artistic and theoretical work examines question of economy, power, and globalized capitalism. She has co-curated, a.o., Ex Argentina (Museum Ludwig, Cologne, with Andreas Siekmann), and The Potosí Principle (Museum Reina Sofía, Madrid, with Max Jorge Hinderer and Siekmann) focusing on the origin of modernity and globalization in Latin America and their entanglement with colonial expoitation.