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SYNAPSE Workshop 2015 | June 30 – July 4, 2015

Meridian Urban

Meridian | Urban. Curatorial Projects on Health (September 6–17, 2011) in the framework of the Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin 2011

Meridian I Urban. Curatorial Projects on Health presents five projects by international up-and-coming curators on the subject of “Health.” Meridians – imaginary lines running from pole to pole, connecting one region with another – help us map the world. In traditional Asian medicine, the meridian system is an invisible network that provides the body with vital energy. Although Western science has not yet acknowledged its existence, the meridian is our starting point for targeting questions of balance and imbalance.

42 curators, mostly European and Asian, from 29 countries responded to our open call in 2010 and submitted proposals for site-specific projects in central Berlin. An international jury selected five projects for Haus der Kulturen der Welt, which will be shown in public spaces in Berlin during the Asia-Pacific Weeks 2011.

The jury

  • Katja Blomberg (director, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin)
  • Yu Yeon Kim (independent curator, NYC and Seoul)
  • Osvaldo Sánchez (curator/director, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City)
  • Adele Tan (art historian and critic, Singapore)

 

With kind support of

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Lightning Studies: (CTCCCs) presents PASÁ PASÂ

30.08.16 | CURATOR: Renan Laru-an

Artists: Felix Resureccion-Hidalgo (1853-1913), Megan Michalak and Giuliana Racco Collections: The Philippine Journal of Science, Annual Reports of the Director of the Bureau of Science Philippine Islands, National Museum of the Philippines In the frame of Exposition at Lopez Museum…

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Reading Fantasies & Other Fantasies of Reading—Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin in conversation with Daisy Nam, Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard, 22 April 2016

12.07.16 | CURATOR: Anna-Sophie Springer

A couple months ago we visited Harvard University participating in the Annual Meeting of the Comparative Literature Association. On this occasion we also met Daisy Nam, the Assistant Director of the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts (CCVA). Excited to stock some…

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Announcing UNFOLD #2 – The Lesson of Zoology – guest-curated by Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin

31.01.16 | CURATOR: Anna-Sophie Springer

I am pleased to announce a new collaboration between Etienne and myself going online tomorrow, 1 February. Sara Giannini’s Unfold: The Volume Project is an experimental online library of “folders,” for which Sara has commissioned a series of colleagues as content organizers and…

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LABYRINTHINE LINKAGES, FILMIC SPECIMENS, AND OPTICAL MINDS

11.11.15 | CURATOR: Anna-Sophie Springer

My last post from mid-September made a transition from the HKW’s spring and summer theme of Ape Culture towards the Haus’s new thematic of 100 Years of Now, launched in early October. The short piece was built around a concept Anselm Franke discusses in a recent interview:…

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Herding Islands, Rats and the Anthropocene—scenes of burden

04.11.15 | CURATOR: Renan Laru-an

Herding Islands, Rats and the Anthropocene First Sessions: Intervention, Reaction and Violence November 11-13, 2015 University of the Philippines – Los Banos The series of sessions loosely grouped into Intervention, Reaction and Violence contend the discursive architecture folded in material…

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Herding Islands, Rats and the Anthropocene–initiating some thoughts and a collaboration with/through Southeast Asia

21.10.15 | CURATOR: Renan Laru-an

* Space of abundance The stadium effect has unknown and unclear logic. It occurs when pest species of rats create a doughnut-like structure in an upland and terraced landscape of rain-fed rice paddies. Spiral without concentric points, each terrace is…

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Announcing _ intercalations 3 & 4

05.10.15 | CURATOR: Anna-Sophie Springer

Two more volumes of Synapse’s intercalations: paginated exhibition series are coming out this fall. Anna-Sophie Springer, Etienne Turpin (eds.) intercalations 3: Reverse Hallucinations in the Archipelago Berlin: K. Verlag & Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2015.
With contributions by George Beccaloni, Lucy…

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THE NOW OF RECOGNIZABILITY

15.09.15 | CURATOR: Anna-Sophie Springer

At the end of this month, the HKW will launch their new extensive programming theme, 100 Years of Now, which will set the Haus’s tone for the next two years: “100 Years of Now combines diagnoses of our times with…

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PLANTS ARE UBIQUITOUS IN PRIMATE HABITATS BUT STONES ARE NOT

24.08.15 | CURATOR: Anna-Sophie Springer

Post by Anna-Sophie Springer In Peter Høeg’s fantastical novel The Woman and the Ape (1996), an advanced simian civilization has infiltrated human civilization. Albeit more hairy than humans, their intelligence and character have allowed these beings to blend in undiscovered, often working…

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EKUATORIAL.COM & INFOAMAZONIA.ORG: SUPPORTING LOCAL STORIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

03.08.15 | CURATOR: Anna-Sophie Springer

Interview with Willie Shubert by Anna-Sophie Springer   A few weeks ago, I met Willie Shubert in Jakarta and he told me about his current work with two environmental journalism platforms, Ekuatorial.com, which focuses on Indonesia and Infoamazonia.org, which gathers reports…

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