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18. 1. 2017, 19.00 pm, Petra Lange-Berndt, Universität Hamburg: Jenseitskontakte – On Sigmar Polke’s Intermedia Practice

Venue: Deichtorhallen, Auditorium im Haus der Photographie All his life the artist Sigmar Polke had been mocking the cult of the genius as advocated by the art world: 1969 for instance he made the painting Höhere Wesen befahlen: rechte obere Ecke schwarz malen! It…
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12. 1. 2017, 18.15 pm, Matthias Flügge, Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden: How to Proceed with ‘GDR-Art’? Open Questions of Looking after a Legacy

Venue: Warburg-Haus, Heilwigstrasse 116, 20249 Hamburg Free for all. (in German) Matthias Flügge was born 1952 in Demmin/Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 1970 he became skilled worker for technische Kohle and finished his Abitur (A levels). 1972-1976 studied Kunstwissenschaft at Humboldt-University, Berlin, with Peter…
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12. 12. 2016, 19.00 pm, Sarah Wade, University College London: Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno – Film Screening & Discussion

Venue: Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Lornsenplatz 5, 22767 Hamburg (please book a place by e-mailing Petra Lange-Berndt!) Commissioned by the Sundance channel as part of its 'green' programming, Green Porno sees the actress Isabella Rossellini perform the reproductive acts of various creatures such as…
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17. 11. 2016, 20.00 pm, Max Schulze, Artist, Düsseldorf: Archiv Untergrund – Condemned by the Comics Crud Atrocity

Venue: Elektrohaus, Pulverteich 13, Hamburg 20099 Since more than 20 years Düsseldorf-based artist Max Schulze has been running the Archiv Untergrund. This archive is concerned with comics of the 1960s to the present that have been neglected by the mainstream: underground…
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8. 6. 2015, 6pm, Mervyn Heard, Professional Lanternist, Bath: Magic Lantern: A Cabinet of Curiosities

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, 21 Gordon Square, London WC1E 6BT, room 3/4 Dr Mervyn Heard provides some bizarre examples of imagery drawn from the age of the nineteenth century lantern lecture and magic lantern performance, encompassing diverse subjects from ghost-raising to pornography and the…
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5. & 6. 6. 2015, Field Trip to the Museum of Witchcraft, Cornwall

Venue: The Museum of Witchcraft, The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD Join us to travel to the Museum of Witchcraft, Boscatle, Cornwall, that houses the world’s largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and regalia, see http://www.museumofwitchcraft.com
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27. 5. 2015, 6pm, Artist Talk with Kate MccGwire, London

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, 21 Gordon Square, London WC1E 6BT, room 3/4 Join us this evening for a talk by artist Kate MccGwire.Kate MccGwire’s practice explores uncanny formations using ethically sourced feathers. This way, she investigates the way we conceive the…
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28. 4. 2015, 6pm, Workshop Collecting the Sea: 1500-2015

Venue: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, UCL, London WC1E 6DE Throughout history, the ocean deep and its inhabitants have been a source of fascination and mystery to collectors, artists, writers, scientists and seafarers alike. Join us to explore how objects,…
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3. 12. 2014, 6pm, Emma Richardson, UCL, Department of History of Art: CA Dreaming? The Nightmare of Cellulose Acetate Artefacts

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1E6BT, room 3/4 Talk by Dr Emma Richardson (UCL, Department of History of Art): Synthetic and semi-synthetic polymers comprise an increasing portion of cultural heritage and archival collections. The…
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25. 11. 2014, 5pm, Pandora Syperek, PhD Candidate, Department of History of Art, UCL: Queer Nature Reading Group

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1E6BT, room 3/4 Nature at its queerest, from insects to amoebae will be examined via texts by Elizabeth Grosz and Karen Barad. Please contact Pandora Syperek (PhD candidate, UCL) for more information.
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