Stefan Tiron, publicist, performer and independent curator (The Curator Takes Over Consultation**)

08/04/2013, lecture, DigiLab AVU (Assembly Hall), 6pm
09-10/04/2013, consultation, DigiLab AVU (Assembly Hall), 11-5pm

Stefan Tiron: Discussing the Para-academic As a Position Of “Intimate Exteriority” (Nicola Masciandaro).* / Lecture
Author is publicist, performer a independent curator.
08/04/2013 6pm
[public presentation and registration for consultations]

Stefan Tiron / Consultations
09-10/04/2013 11am-5pm
[limited group of AVU's students]

* Discussing the para-academic as a position of “intimate exteriority” (Nicola Masciandaro). Signing declarations of impartiality, detachment-engagement and the recent wave of nationalist cultural policies in Romania. The experience of corruption as putrescience, vital smearing, proximity and living in high density herds/swarms/mass gatherings.

(definitions of detachment)

    Stefan Tiron (born 1976) @TironStefan writing about technoscience horror fables, putrescientia, lifedeath, dirt, rot, dark ecology, biology’s past and present dogmas, agnotology, nonhuman and humanimal politics.
    Further writes about free knowledge & rip-off dynamics in Bucharest (for Springerin), the Bucharest megastructure (for Archis), survivalist dumpsterdiving for Otaku Magazine, Steampunk (Idea Art+Society), space tourism for Monochrom, the Beastly Revolution and other ape-pocalyptic visions for Critic Atac.

    Curatorial practice:
    In 2005 invites curators from different peer2peer subcultures to curate several events at the Galeria Nouă Bucharest (otaku, industrial/noise/distro, dark deviant art , horror buffs, gaming/LAN party/dc++). Between 2006-2011 he co-organized a series of sleep-over events about DIY Space Exploration, Cosmology, science fiction, sound art in local Natural History Museums, University classes and galleries. 2008-2011 co-curates with Claudiu Cobilanschi the ParadisGaraj Bucharest open space hosting various event such as: Zombie Goreshop, a Dikfagazine Romanian issue launch, a contemporary Fuck Book Tijuana Bible collection project, Sweat Lodge’s facilities, a Turbo Chewing Gum swap, and several informal meetings with infamous people passing through Bucharest.

    Performance/Cultural Hacking:
    Undercover Fundraising for Romanian Presidential Candidature at dOCUMENTA 13 (with Ion Dumitrescu);
    Presidential Candidacy National Day at Afi Palace Bucharest, 2011;
    Selling of Surveillance Technology from the East to the West at Sigint, Köln (Germany), 2009;
    Brancusiologist at Gate of Kiss (colab with Manuel Pelmus and Brynjar Åbel Bandlien) CNDB/Bucharest;
    Preliminary report on the past and present use of psychotronic weapons of mass destruction in Romania (with Alexandra Croitoru), 2007.

Follow-up lectures and consultations:
22-24/04/2013, Áron Fenyvesi, Chief curator at Trafó Gallery Budapest
programme is supported by Higher Education Development Fund (FRVŠ).

**The Curator Takes Over Consultation
There is a conventional question regularly raised at art schools: what was the role and meaning of art in the past and what it is in the present. Lofty answers do not last very long; this is because art always changes regardless never-ending attempts at a permanent definition.

In the connection with the development of discourse about art and its evaluation; it is evident that a successful art school graduate is able, alongside a successful engagement with subject matter, form and technique to present his/her work and lead a confident dialogue. This particular style of a communication can be stereotypically underestimated and sometimes linked to students who allegedly by a confident expression conceal an absence of a ‘real’ content and intellectual ability.

The Curator Takes Over Consultation is designed a series of lectures and consultations with curators for students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. The lecture is open to public and each of the each curator will introduce her/his own strategies at the beginning. The second part of the lecture will address contemporary issues that are particular to a curator’s local art scene, which may be a lack of critical discourse, biased outlook or following of one’s own interests.

The objective of two days of consultations (it is necessary to register immediately after the lecture) is to encourage students of AVU to present their art practice to representatives of a curatorial and exhibition system. Consultations will aim to facilitate an open dialogue between students and curators where a shared objective is to discuss points of intersection of their interest.

Published : 18. 11. 2012
Author: Frantisek Zachoval
Category: Info, Seminar - PhD


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