2010, Sat, Oct 09

Workshops The Potosí Principle



Artists, curators, theorists, and “correspondents” will come together during the workshops which are part of the „Potosí-Principle”- exhibition to discuss and elaborate following topics: How can we describe colonial as well as contemporary global contexts with Marx’s principle of “primordial accumulation”? How and where is cultural hegemony being produced? Which artistic interventions or practices and which dissenting votes can undermine the standards of a “universal museum” within an internationalised world?
With the participation of Thomas Kuczynski, Silvia Federici, Peter Linebaugh, David Riff, Tom Flynn, Anthony Davies, John Barker, Edgar Arandia, Maria Galindo (Mujeres Creando), Elvira Espejo, Eduardo Molinari, Isaías Grinolo, Matthijs de Bruijne, Sonia Abian, Konstanze Schmitt, Christian von Borries, Zhibin Lin and Sun Heng (Migrant Worker Museum) as well as the curators of the project.

Workshop Day 1 | Workshop Day 2

Saturday, 9.10.2010

How can we sing the alien song in the land of the Lord?

The enormous dynamic of primordial accumulation in the 16th century triggered a mass production of images that were initially shipped to the colonies as an impetus for their own image production. The images make clear that cultural hegemony is not a symbolic value but a form of violence. Though there is no linear connection or continuity between these image worlds and the creation of value in today’s globalized world, we do believe there are parallels between the function of colonial painting and the function of art today, in terms of providing the new elites of globalization with legitimacy. The second workshop day is dedicated to this assertion and the ways in which we, too, are "entangled" in these contexts of power.

12-14 h "Field reports of the project Potosí-Principle"

Workshop I venue: K1, HKW I Simultaneous translation (english-spanish)

Short lectures, field reports of the curators, artists and correspondents of the project Potosí-Principle (with final discussion)

14 -15 h Break

15-18 h Angels, Circulation, Biannuals

Panel I venue: Theatersaal I Simultaneous translation (english-spanish)

-Introduction: "About the circulation of images and the art industry in the former viceroyalty Peru", Alice Creischer

-"Karl Marx School of Reading English and the angel of censorship", David Riff

-"Angel apparatus", Sonia Abian

16 -16.30 h: Break

16.30-18 h "About the Biannualisation of Sevilla"

Miguel Benlloch for PRCP (Plataforma de Reflexión sobre Politicas Culturales)

-"Dubai - extended horizons: Re-enactment of a press conference", Andreas Siekmann, Christian von Borries

Introduction and Moderation: Alice Creischer / David Riff

18 - 18.30 h Break

18.30-20 h Universal museums

Panel and discussion with all participants of all panels on Saturday I venue: Theatersaal I Simultaneous translation (english-spanish)

- „Khipus in the presence and Khipus in the anthropological museum in Dahlem“ Elvira Espejo, Alice Creischer

- „The Universal museum“ Tom Flynn

- „Looking back at the Humboldt-forum“ Susanne Leeb for “Alexandertechnik”

- „The War of the Imaginary and the Decolonisation of the Museum “ Edgar Arandia Quiroga

Moderation: Alice Creischer, David Riff

20.30-22 h Ships

Final discussions with all participants of the previous panels venue: Theatersaal I Simultaneous translation (english-spanish)

Introduction to short lectures

-"The poets on the steamboat on the White sea- Baltic sea-canal" David Riff

-"The play of Alzire on board of the 'Comte d'Hérouville'" (1766 ) Moderation: David Riff and Alice Creischer

Workshop Day 1 | Workshop Day 2