Free School for Art Theory and Practice


The Middleman Part II: Dead Authors and Flexible Personalities. Seminar with Lars Bang Larsen and Søren Andreasen
Curator as Middleman. Søren Andreasen and Lars Bang Larsen Interviewed by Zsuzsa László  May 18–20, 2007 / KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre, Budapest “We use the term ‘middleman’ (or middlewoman) as an overall denominator for productive identity, including the nominal roles of artist, critic, curator. Take the two of us, for example, artist/writer and […] Read more – ‘The Middleman Part II: Dead Authors and Flexible Personalities. Seminar with Lars Bang Larsen and Søren Andreasen’.
An Exercise in Speculation. Seminar with Miriam Bäckström and Anders Kreuger
Without Methods. Anders Kreuger and Miriam Bäckström in Conversation with Emese Süvecz Speculation is frequently the answer to one of the most important questions in art: What is interesting? Insecurity, unease, even ignorance, may be more interesting than their corresponding positives. When art is uninteresting we understand it as having not lived up to its […] Read more – ‘An Exercise in Speculation. Seminar with Miriam Bäckström and Anders Kreuger’.
Ways to Inaugurate the Pleasuredome. Seminar with Jan Verwoert
We and contemporaneity. Jan Verwoert Interviewed by Brigitta Iványi-Bitter March 9–10, 2007 / Open Society Archive, Budapest Social bonds are forged through techniques of keeping and sharing secrets, coded ways of shaking hands, exchanging words and looks, learning to be, dress, and speak in certain ways and not others, to perform rituals and cast spells […] Read more – ‘Ways to Inaugurate the Pleasuredome. Seminar with Jan Verwoert’.
The Art of the Monologue. Seminar with Chus Martínez and Dora García
Institutions, institutional critique and the public. Chus Martínez and Dora García Interviewed by Ágnes Szanyi  December 12–14, 2007. Feszty-Studio of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, Budapest  The expansion of culture as a new form of the entertainment industry has transformed the space in which artists but also curators operate. If you operate ignoring the parameters […] Read more – ‘The Art of the Monologue. Seminar with Chus Martínez and Dora García’.
Why in Art? Negotiating Social and Political Urgencies in the Field of Artistic Practice. Seminar with Maria Hlavajova and Ulay
Institutional Criticality. Maria Hlavajova Interviewed by Franciska Zólyom April 20–22, 2007 / Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects, Budapest The three-day seminar “Why in Art?” is divided into three parts: Artist: In a seminar and a public conversation with the artist Ulay (Uwe Laysiepen), Maria Hlavajova engages with the question of why issues of major social […] Read more – ‘Why in Art? Negotiating Social and Political Urgencies in the Field of Artistic Practice. Seminar with Maria Hlavajova and Ulay’.
Contemporary Collaboration: Pleasures and Discontents. Seminar with Maria Lind and Apolonija Šušteršič
Politics of Collaboration. Apolonija Sustersic and Maria Lind in Conversation with Emese Süvecz  18.1.-20.1.2007; FKSE- Assocation of Studio of Young Artists VII. Budapest, Rottenbiller u.35. We would like to discuss how, in a variety of contemporary art projects, the form and basis of collective activities have been presented, examined, and recently called into question. We […] Read more – ‘Contemporary Collaboration: Pleasures and Discontents. Seminar with Maria Lind and Apolonija Šušteršič’.
Overidentification and Modernity. Seminar with Branislav Dimitrijević
“I think we still may take art more seriously then in the West nowadays.” Branislav Dimitrijević Interviewed by Peter Fuchs   November 23–26, 2006; Collegium Budapest  Day 1: Regarding “Over-Identification”: Tactics of Critical Irony in Art Since the 1960s and Their Relevance Today With the break with the modernist paradigm in art in the 1960s, […] Read more – ‘Overidentification and Modernity. Seminar with Branislav Dimitrijević’.
Exhibiting Normalization. Seminar with What, How and for Whom / WHW
Promoting Dissenting Ideas as a Form of Education. Ivet Ćurlin and Natasa Ilić Interviewed by Bea Hock   October 19–22, 2006; Little Warsaw’s Studio, Bulcsú Street, Budapest  The name “What, How and for Whom,” which the collective WHW adopted from the name of its first exhibition, dedicated to the 152nd anniversary of the Communist Manifesto […] Read more – ‘Exhibiting Normalization. Seminar with What, How and for Whom / WHW’.
Being Critical. Still. Seminar with Barbara Steiner
The Debating Museum. Barbara Steiner Interviewed by Dóra Hegyi   September 21–24, 2006; Collegium Budapest 1. The (socialist) past and its effects on the present. To operate not only on a pure abstract level, the Gallery of Contemporary Art (GfZK) will serve as a model, describing certain features of a contemporary institution, which had to […] Read more – ‘Being Critical. Still. Seminar with Barbara Steiner’.
Potentialities Beyond Political Sadness: Case Chto Delat?/What Is to Be Done? In a Time of Reaction. Seminar with Chto delat? / What is to be done?
Art and Activism. Dimitry Vilensky and David Riff (Two Members of Chto Delat?/What Is to Be Done?) Interviewed by Szacsva y Pál November 2–4, 2007 ; Open Society Archive, Budapest In our block seminar, we would like to discuss how global processes of political, economic, and social normalization play out in contemporary Russia, particularly how […] Read more – ‘Potentialities Beyond Political Sadness: Case Chto Delat?/What Is to Be Done? In a Time of Reaction. Seminar with Chto delat? / What is to be done?’.