• APR 04
    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
    Educational
    Common Grounds, Common Practices: Cory Arcangel and Jürg Lehni

    Category

    • Educational
    • Contemporary

    Dates and Opening hours

    APR 04, 2013

    7:30 - 10 pm

    Event Location

    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

    Amsterdam
    Netherlands

    Information

    For the first installment of "Common Grounds, Common Practices”, we welcome artists Cory Arcangel and Jürg Lehni to discuss their work and engage in a conversation about their respective practices and where their ways of working are similar. The conversation is moderated by Maxine Kopsa (director Kunstverein, Amsterdam).  The lecture series  “Common Grounds, Common Practices”, taking place at the Stedelijk in the Spring/Summer of 2013, is a collaboration of the Stedelijk Museum, Werkplaats Typografie, and ArtEZ Institute.

    COMMON GROUNDS, COMMON PRACTICES
    The lecture series “Common Grounds, Common Practices” is dedicated to how contemporary graphic design actively influences and benefits from related disciplines. By inviting a variety of speakers – all of them “makers” in different fields – for conversations about their work and their relationships to working itself, this series celebrates shared ideals and collaborative practices within fine arts, moving images, new media, and editorial and graphic design. At the core of this lecture series is the suggestion that basic principles of graphic design can be found within various disciplines, whether or not these are connected to conventional methods of print or digital reproduction and communication. Starting from the premise that graphic design is a discipline that “connects and communicates,” the series inspires a discussion about how graphic design may be understood as an more influential factor than generally acknowledged, and as a common ground for other disciplines, which could be considered as graphic design’s most relevant role today.

    Despite their relatively young ages, both Cory Arcangel (artist, living and working in New York) and Jürg Lehni (artist and programmer, living and working in Zurich and Los Angeles) have extremely interesting international practices working in different formats: exhibitions, publications, performances, commercial work, and often in collaboration with artists working in other disciplines. They share an innovative approach, experimenting with hacking commercial software, or programming simple tools to interpret and use such software and hardware in ways that remove the gloss from purely technological processes and make apparent what these machines and tools really are. During this conversation at the Stedelijk, the two visual artists and designers will engage with each other and provide insight into their most recent work. They will talk about new technologies and their own approaches to how these technologies can be implemented in today’s society.  

    In June 2013, the organizing partners welcome designers and artists Joëlle Tuerlinckx and Willem Oorebeek to the Stedelijk. More information about this program will follow shortly.

    More information about the speakers:
    Cory Arcangel is a Brooklyn-based artist who makes work in a wide range of media, including composition, video, modified video games, performance, and the Internet. Recent exhibitions include "Masters" at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2012-13), “Pro Tools” at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2011), “Beat the Champ” at the Barbican, London (2011), and “Here Comes Everybody” at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2010-11). His online work, source code, ephemera, mp3s, and other information can be found at http://www.coryarcangel.com.

    Jürg Lehni works collaboratively across disciplines, dealing with the nuances of technology, tools, and the human condition. His works often take the form of platforms and scenarios for production, such as the drawing machines Hektor, Rita, and Viktor, as well as software-based structures and frameworks, includingPaperjs.org,Scriptographer.org, and Vectorama.org. Lehni has shown work internationally in group and solo shows at the MoMA New York, Walker Art Center, Centre Pompidou, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, and Design Museum London. He currently teaches in the UCLA department of Design Media Arts in Los Angeles.

    For the first installment of "Common Grounds, Common Practices”, we welcome artists Cory Arcangel and Jürg Lehni to discuss their work and engage in a conversation about their respective practices and where their ways of working are similar. The conversation is moderated by Maxine Kopsa (director Kunstverein, Amsterdam).  The lecture series  “Common Grounds, Common Practices”, taking place at the Stedelijk in the Spring/Summer of 2013, is a collaboration of the Stedelijk Museum, Werkplaats Typografie, and ArtEZ Institute.

    COMMON GROUNDS, COMMON PRACTICES
    The lecture series “Common Grounds, Common Practices” is dedicated to how contemporary graphic design actively influences and benefits from related disciplines. By inviting a variety of speakers – all of them “makers” in different fields – for conversations about their work and their relationships to working itself, this series celebrates shared ideals and collaborative practices within fine arts, moving images, new media, and editorial and graphic design. At the core of this lecture series is the suggestion that basic principles of graphic design can be found within various disciplines, whether or not these are connected to conventional methods of print or digital reproduction and communication. Starting from the premise that graphic design is a discipline that “connects and communicates,” the series inspires a discussion about how graphic design may be understood as an more influential factor than generally acknowledged, and as a common ground for other disciplines, which could be considered as graphic design’s most relevant role today.

    Despite their relatively young ages, both Cory Arcangel (artist, living and working in New York) and Jürg Lehni (artist and programmer, living and working in Zurich and Los Angeles) have extremely interesting international practices working in different formats: exhibitions, publications, performances, commercial work, and often in collaboration with artists working in other disciplines. They share an innovative approach, experimenting with hacking commercial software, or programming simple tools to interpret and use such software and hardware in ways that remove the gloss from purely technological processes and make apparent what these machines and tools really are. During this conversation at the Stedelijk, the two visual artists and designers will engage with each other and provide insight into their most recent work. They will talk about new technologies and their own approaches to how these technologies can be implemented in today’s society.  

    In June 2013, the organizing partners welcome designers and artists Joëlle Tuerlinckx and Willem Oorebeek to the Stedelijk. More information about this program will follow shortly. 

    More information about the speakers:
    Cory Arcangel is a Brooklyn-based artist who makes work in a wide range of media, including composition, video, modified video games, performance, and the Internet. Recent exhibitions include "Masters" at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2012-13), “Pro Tools” at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2011), “Beat the Champ” at the Barbican, London (2011), and “Here Comes Everybody” at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2010-11). His online work, source code, ephemera, mp3s, and other information can be found at http://www.coryarcangel.com.

    Jürg Lehni works collaboratively across disciplines, dealing with the nuances of technology, tools, and the human condition. His works often take the form of platforms and scenarios for production, such as the drawing machines Hektor, Rita, and Viktor, as well as software-based structures and frameworks, includingPaperjs.org,Scriptographer.org, and Vectorama.org. Lehni has shown work internationally in group and solo shows at the MoMA New York, Walker Art Center, Centre Pompidou, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, and Design Museum London. He currently teaches in the UCLA department of Design Media Arts in Los Angeles.

    - See more at: http://stedelijk.nl/en/40051/common-grounds-common-practices-cory-arcangel-and-juerg-lehni#sthash.jt6XGHl1.dpuf

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