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Double Feature: 1. Marina Otero Verzier (The New Institute): Face and Territory; 2. Nasan Tur: When Civil Initiatives Take Over Or The Power of Mediations in Art
29. October 2020 @ 19:00 — 21:00 CET
Marina Otero Verzier is an architect based in Rotterdam. She is Director of Research at Het NieuweInstituut (HNI), the Dutch institute for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture. At HNI she leads initiatives such as “Automated Landscapes”, focusing on the emerging architectures of automated labour, and “BURN-OUT. Exhaustion on a planetary scale”, instigating forms of coexistence, sensibility and care for multispecies, collective bodies. Recently, she curated the exhibitions “Spirits in the Material World” by Heman Chong (2019), “Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective by Jonas Staal” (2018), and co-curated “Malware: Symptoms of Viral Infection” (2019), “I See That I See What You Don’t See” at La Triennale Di Milano (2019). Previously, she was the curator of “Work, Body, Leisure,” the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale (2018), Chief Curator of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale together with the After Belonging Agency, and the director of Global Network Programming at Studio-X- Columbia University GSAPP (New York). Otero is a co-editor of Unmanned: Architecture and Security Series (2016), After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay In Transit (2016), Architecture of Appropriation (2019), More-than-Human (forthcoming, 2020), and editor of Work, Body, Leisure (2018). She teaches architecture at RCA in London. From September 2020, Otero will be the Head of the Social Design Masters at Design Academy Eindhoven.
Nasan Tur examines through a diverse practice that ranges from sculpture, drawing, video, and photography to performance and installation, social conditions, probing the relationship between production, value, modes of communication, and their relation to power. With his installations, the artist invites the viewer to think anew. Tur compels attention with performances that can include somersaults, songs, and screaming. He performs in the streets, public squares, and airports out of the blue