Disobedience Archive, a Talk by Marco Scotini

the disobedience archive

October 19, 2011 at 4 PM

ACT Cube, Wiesner Building (E15-001), 20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA, USA

A talk by Marco Scotini, director of the the BA and MA of visual arts and curatorial studies at NABA (Milan).

Respondent, Gediminas Urbonas, Associate Professor at ACT MIT

At a time when many still consider the reterritorialisation of the classic Left as a possible response to the advancing neo-capitalistic cultural barbarism, Disobedience, an ongoing video archive aims to provide an alternative model of thought and action, which is wide-reaching, though the archive is limited in its space-time dimensions. It is an investigation into practices of artistic activism that emerged after the fall of the Soviet bloc, which paved the way for new ways of being, saying, and doing. What the Disobedience archive intends to represent is the set of artistic strategies and dissent tactics that have been brought to bear over the past few years as a way of overcoming classic modernist dichotomies.

Marco Scotini is a curator and art critic based in Milan. He is the director of the BA and MA of Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies at NABA in Milan, curator of Gianni Colombo Archive and editor of the magazine No Order – Art in a Postfordist Society.

The lecture is part of the ACT courses: 4.303 Art, Architecture and Urbanism in Dialogue (TA: Sung Woo Jang) and 4.330/331 Introduction to Networked Cultures and Participatory Media (TA: Slobodan Radoman), both instructed by professor Gediminas Urbonas.

Supported in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT, the Program in Art, Culture and Technology, and NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano. Open to: the general public. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sponsor: MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology