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Tuesday 14.12.2010

F+F School of Art and Media Design Zurich: new guest talks

Réservoirs - the guest_*talks series 2010/11

Réservoirs - the guest_*talks series 2010/11
F+F School of Art and Media Design Zürich


the new F+F guest_*talks- series 2010/11 from December 15, 2010 - May 4, 2011 7 talks on 7 Wednesdays at 7 pm

Anja Moers, F+F Art Department
+41 44 444 18 88

F+F School of Art and Media Design
Flurstrasse 89
8047 Zurich - Switzerland

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Réservoirs – the guest_*talks series 2010/11
The guest_*talks series Réservoirs at the F+F School of Art and Media Design in Zurich offers short cuts to money, value and art and presents models for discussion that go beyond the production of classical values.
Without belief and trust neither financial management nor art would exist. Credit comes from credo and means 'I believe'. A financial system subject to a crisis of confidence is doomed to collapse. The classical artist—who since the Renaissance has, next to God, assumed the role of creator—does not live from his profession but, as always, from his higher calling. The Medici, a dynasty of bankers and patrons of the arts, had already set the example of a link between money, value and art and, by financing art, used the reverence for Christ as a lever for breaking the power of the Vatican. Political and symbolic power is as ever reinforced by capital reserves, which must first of all be generated. The European colonial empires since the 15th century as well as the world powers after World War II had assured an access, above all, to cheap labor and raw material. Taking such reservoirs into account is what, even today, enables the accumulation of added value.
Full informations:
Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 7 pm
RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co): Reservoir News
As a lead-in to the new guest_*talks series 2010/11, Marie-Antoinette Chiarenza and Daniel Hauser of RELAX will introduce their video work Reservoir News (29', HDV, 2010). It is the product of their performative installation hit the ground! at the Passengers Festival 'money for nothing' 2009 in the financial district of Warsaw. At its center stands the failed attempt to rescue the local financial industry from collapse via art. The video work traces the possible dimensions of wealth and the theological aspects of the banking system and the financial industry.
RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), artist's group Zurich. Last represented at exhibitions at Cornerhouse Manchester (2010), Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago de Chile (2010), Kunstmuseum Bern (2011).
Upcoming guest_*talks 2011

Wednesday, 12 January
Peter Friedl, artist, Berlin: Das unmögliche Museum [the impossible museum].
Wednesday, 16 February
Piroschka Dossi, publicist and curator in Munich: Aura als Kapital [aura as capital].
Wednesday, 02 March
Mascha Madörin, Münchenstein, economist: Unsichtbares sichtbar machen [making the invisible visible].
Wednesday, 23 March
Olivia Plender, artist based in Berlin: There is no alternative? - Questioning the production of value systems through artistic practise.
Wednesday, 13 April
Hannes Hug, Zurich, media representative, author and co-owner of an agency for personalities in public life: Change.
Wednesday, 04 May
Anna Bürkli, Solothurn, art historian and curator; Emanuel Tschumi, Zurich, graphic designer and Pius Tschumi, Zurich, scenographer: Cooking as a Praxis of Contemporary Art.
F+F School of Art and Media Design Zurich, Flurstrasse 89, CH-8047 Zurich
The events are open to the public and entrance is gratis. Apart from the lecture on 23 March 2011 with Olivia Plender all talks are being held in German.
The bar opens at 6.30 pm. Lectures begin at 7 pm.
Events last 1½ hours.