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Still from (Posthume), Ghassan Salhab, 2007

HWP 2015-16 | October 5, 2015 – July 29, 2016

From the Miraculous to the Mundane
Led by Resident Professors Minerva Cuevas, Sandra Noeth, Raqs Media Collective and Ghassan Salhab; Preface organized by Ali Cherri

With seminars led by Ahmad Beydoun, Finbarr Barry Flood, and Iman Issa.

HWP 2015-16

From The Miraculous to the Mundane
Ali Cherri | October 5 – 23, 2015
WORKSHOP I | The World and the Movement of Images
Ghassan Salhab | November 23 – December 18, 2015
Ahmad Beydoun | February 3, 4 / public talk on February 13, 2016
Haig Aivazian and guests | January 18 – 22, 2016
WORKSHOP II | Denormalizing Bodies. Rehearsing Citizenship
Sandra Noeth | February 1 – March 2, 2016
Finbarr Barry Flood | April 18 – 22, 2016
WORKSHOP III | Becoming Power
Minerva Cuevas | April 25 – May 20, 2016
In this workshop, Minerva Cuevas will analyze the role of power and power structures as part of geopolitics and daily life, exploring the relationship between artistic practice and political action through public art, sabotage, hacking and magic.

Examples of social movements and interdisciplinary projects will be used to question the tools and strategies that, in turn, are used to question the disparities that rule the world’s resources and knowledge distribution in capitalist society (in the fields of economy, politics, ecology, urbanism, technology, education).

Minerva Cuevas was born in 1975 and lives and works in Mexico City. Her artistic practice is characterized by socially engaged and site­specific actions that take place in a range of settings, from public space to museums, and the Internet. She works across a variety of media including video, installation and communication technologies.

From creating a corporation that gives away products and services like international student ID cards and barcode stickers, to reducing the price of food at supermarkets, to cultural experiments like buskers concerts, Cuevas assumes the role of both a political and artistic actor. In her practice, Cuevas examines the potential of informal and alternative economies. Her works allow the viewers an insight into the complexities of economic and political organization of the social sphere and its structures.

Cuevas has exhibited widely in biennials such as Liverpool (2010), Berlin (2010), Lyon (2007), São Paulo (2006), Sharjah (2005), Sydney (2004), and Istanbul (2003). She has had solo exhibitions at Whitechapel Art Gallery (London, 2010), Van Abbemuseum (Netherlands, 2008), Kunsthalle Basel (Basel, 2007), Vienna Secession (Vienna, 2001), and has taken part in exhibitions at, amongst others, Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2010), Kunstverein (Hamburg, 2007), Redcat (Los Angeles, 2006), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, 2005), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2003), and PS1 (New York, 2002). She was granted the DAAD residency (Berlin, 2004).

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Iman Issa | May 31 – June 2, 2016
WORKSHOP IV | Everything Else is Ordinary: On the Mimetic and Discordant Relations Between the Miraculous and the Mundane
Raqs Media Collective | June 6 – July 1, 2016

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