Marco Scotini, lecture + launch Open!

Sunday 29 September 2013, 15:00 hrs
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Reservations: see form at bottom of this page
Language: English

Also with: Jorinde Seijdel (editor-in-chief of Open!)

This event is also part of See You in The Hague

Open!, a continuation of 'Open. Cahier on Art and the Public Domain', will collaborate with Stroom Den Haag for the coming two years. Both institutes are marked by an interdisciplinary approach with regard to the city and publicness. In addition the all new Open! will contribute to the program of Stroom Den Haag with lectures and symposiums, like for example See You in The Hague, focusing on the impact of The Hague's international ambitions on the city itself and on its inhabitants. The lecture by art critic and curator Marco Scotini is dedicated to the link between art and political activism and is the first direct result of this collaboration. The event will also mark the launch of the new Open! website.

Since 2005 Marco Scotini has worked on The Disobedience Archive, a growing video archive, dealing with 40 years of disobedience and forms of resistance all over the world. There have been various presentations of the archive, most recently in Castello di Rivoli in Turino (spring 2013). Scotini will talk about his research and the concept of mediatisation. Which topics are picked up by the media and thus made visible to us all? What are the social and political weapons at our disposal in order to escape its devices of control and domination? Scotini will also elaborate on (new) forms of resistance in digital and physical space. This is one of the subjects Open! will focus on in the coming months. In addition to his work as a curator Marco Scotini is Professor of Art History and director of the Visual Arts School at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) in Milan, Italy.

The new Open! will develop into a platform for experimental thought about art, urban culture and the public domain. It will publish articles on its website and collaborate with other research institutes on a regular basis. After the lecture Jorinde Seijdel, editor-in-chief of Open!, will tell us more about the new direction of Open! and launch the new website:
(online from 29 September)

Marco Scotini
'The Disobedience Archive (The Republic)' in Castello di Rivoli, 2013
photo: © Castello di Rivoli
Design: Autobahn