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This year will see the publication of a book on my projects and writings from 2000 – 2013, and the permanent display of archival material on my work from the late 1990′s – 2012 – including catalogues, magazines, books and installation documentation – in the Art school of Zurich library donated by the Curating degree zero project http://www.curatingdegreezero.org/
, a project that toured to 17 major venues around Europe, USA and the far East between 2003 – 08.
Please click on link below to see video of World in a box – a bitter sweet salon – Film
A new text has just been published by slashseconds 14 – http://www.slashseconds.co.uk/contributing-artist/14/100/d–goldenberg–amp–i–pioaru/
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The lecture will be in EnglishDavid Goldenberg (UK) Between Revolution and Heresy Thursday 12 December 2013, 19.00LECTURE @PAVILION | proudly supported by UniCredit Țiriac Bank Str. C.A. Rosetti 36 (Entrance from str. Jean Louis Calderon)FB event: www.facebook.com/events/378113362324138/In the 90’s, the Hamburg-based theorist Michael Lingner introduced through two texts, indebted to Luhmann’s Systems theory, the concept of Post Autonomy; a term which is appropriated from the 70’s in response to Barthes’ “Death of the Author”. These texts crudely worked through the inherent logic in art that led to the impasse known as Post Modern Art, the consequences of a non-developing art that continues along the route of Post Modernism and outlines a path that separates from that impasse. Although Lingner did not develop the route out of this quandary, which proposed a fundamental rethinking of art and artistic concepts, this mapped out the inherent potentiality of Post Autonomy. During the 90’s, further authors developed similar sounding descriptions, which also proposed radical breaks with a normalised art world in the form of an artistic strike. This was a refusal to contribute creative labour to the art industry in the manner of Gustav Metzger’s art strike, without following down that path. We can now see that the thinking revolving around Post Autonomy during this elementary stage either sought to interrogate the symptoms of Post Modernism or find solutions that are too radical to be carried out. During the beginning of the new century the ideas have undergone further developments. In 2008 Peter Osbourne, Charles Esche and Jeff Wall redefined Post Autonomy as a practice that is a set of theories interrogating Post Conceptual Art. Contextualised within the Biennial form, Post Autonomy also interrogates the Biennial form, Colonisation and Globalisation, meaning the spatial reach of a Euro-Centric tradition. More recently, theorists such as Pamela Lee (“Leaving the Art World”) address Post Autonomy in more general terms that revolve around rethinking through what is understood by Autonomy and its various permutations, or advocating the very radical actions that the earlier theorists proposed. However, what appears in retrospect is that Post Autonomy as a body of descriptions makes more sense, and that it would be more exact to see these descriptions as the difficulties and complexity faced when we use terms or concepts that are unable to adequately describe the existing state of affairs. In that respect, Post Autonomy can be seen as the earliest register of the symptoms not of Post Modernism but of Neo-Liberalism, the task of understanding art and thinking that we witness being emptied out.David Goldenberg is a London based artist. In 2014 he will publish a book of recent texts and projects examining “Post Autonomy”. He was exhibited in The Caspian Biennial Convention; collateral exhibition at Venice Biennial, 2013; 1st Land Art Biennial of Mongolia; 10th Istanbul Biennial; ICA Philadelphia; Shedhalle, Zurich; 6th Sharjah Biennial; Tate Modern; ICA London, UK and many more. Between 2010 – 2011 he produced 10 programmes for Resonance FM radio examining Post Autonomy. He lives and works in London. Image: “In search of Post Autonomy” durational performance, 1st June 2013, Venice Biennial. Chalk on marble with found leaflet, St. Mark’s Square. In collaboration with Ioana Pioaru, Kate Kotcheff, Andrea Lind-Valdan. Copyright David Goldenbergwww.postautonomy.co.uk—David Goldenberg (UK) Între Revoluție și Erezie Joi 12 decembrie 2013, 19.00LECTURE @PAVILION | proudly supported by UniCredit Țiriac Bank Str. C.A. Rosetti 36 (intrarea din str. Jean Louis Calderon)FB event: www.facebook.com/events/378113362324138/În anii ’90, teoreticianul stabilit în Hamburg, Michael Lingner, a introdus prin intermediul a două texte datorate “Teoriei Sistemelor” lui Luhmann, conceptul de “post autonomie”; termenul este apropriat din anii ’70 ca răspuns la lucrarea lui R. Barthes, “Moartea Autorului”. Aceste texte parcurg într-un mod brutal logica inerentă a artei ce a condus la impasul cunoscut ca “arta postmodernă”, consecințele unei arte neevoluate care își continuă parcursul pe direcția postmodernismului și care trasează un drum ce se izolează de acel impas. Deși Lingner nu a descoperit o ieșire din această dilemă, o situație ce propunea o regândire fundamentală a artei și a conceptelor artistice, acest lucru a prevăzut potențialul inerent al post autonomiei. În timpul anilor ’90, autorii ulteriori au dezvoltat descrieri asemănătoare ca formă, ce propuneau, de asemenea, divizări radicale în lumea unei arte normalizate, sub forma unor greve artistice. Aceste greve reprezentau refuzul de a contribui la producția industriei artistice, în maniera grevei artistice a lui Gustav Metzger, fără a o copia pe aceasta. Acum putem vedea cum gândirea ce gravitează în jurul post autonomiei în această etapă elementară, fie a căutat să interogheze simptomele postmodernismului, sau să găsească soluții care sunt prea radicale pentru a fi aplicate. La începutul noului secol aceste idei au căpătat dezvoltări ulterioare. În anul 2008, Peter Osbourne, Charles Esche și Jeff Wall au redefinit post autonomia ca o practică alcătuită dintr-un set de teorii care cercetează “arta post-conceptuală”. Contextualizată în forma bienalei de artă, post autonomia interoghează conturul bienalei, colonizarea și globalizarea, adică întinderea spațială a unei tradiții eurocentrice. Mai recent, teoreticieni ca Pamela Lee (“Leaving the Art World”) se adresează problemei post autonomiei în termeni mai generali ce se referă la o regândire a conceptului de autonomie și a numeroaselor ei permutări sau la o susținere a acțiunilor radicale propuse de autorii timpurii. Cu toate acestea, în retrospectivă, post autonomia are mai mult sens luată ca un ansamblu de descrieri și ar fi mult mai metodic să ne raportăm la aceste descrieri ca reprezentând dificultățile și complexitatea cu care ne confruntăm atunci când folosim termen i sau concepte care nu descriu în mod adecvat status quo-ul. Acestea fiind spuse, post autonomia poate fi privită ca cea mai timpurie însemnare, nu a postmodernismului, ci a neoliberalismului, misiunea de a înțelege arta de a conștientiza că suntem martorii propriei noastre goliri.David Goldenberg este un artist londonez. În 2014 va publica o carte ce cuprinde texte și proiecte care cercetează subiectul „post autonomiei”. A expus în cadrul The Caspian Biennial Convention; expoziție paralelă la Venice Biennial, 2013; participări expoziționale în cadrul primei ediții Land Art Biennial of Mongolia, 10th Istanbul Biennial, la Institutul de Artă Contemporană din Philadelphia, la Galeria Shedhalle din Zurich, 6th Sharjah Biennial, Tate Modern, Institutul de Artă Contemporană din Londra și multe altele. Între 2010 și 2011 a realizat zece emisiuni pentru Resonance FM Radio ce examinau subiectul “post autonomiei”. Trăiește și lucrează în Londra. Imagine: “In search of Post Autonomy”, performance, 1 Iunie 2013, Bienala de la Veneția. Cretă pe marmură cu broșură găsită, St. Mark’s Square. În colaborare cu Ioana Pioaru, Kate Kotcheff, Andrea Lind-Valdan. Copyright David Goldenberg www.postautonomy.co.uk
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Dec 1st, 2013 – The World in a box [a bitter sweet Salon] pop up group exhibition of 60 artists, curated by Peter Fillingham, Margate, Kent, UK
October 2013 Caspian Sea Biennial Convention, Baku, Azerbaijan October 5th – 10th Artists from around the Caspian sea and guests will show work in the Union of Azerbaijan Artists, and venues around Baku, and take part in a conference examining “The changing role of art and artists in a changing World, including the role of Biennales”. BULLETIN INFOBOARD of THOUGHT / BIT Project: Yellow Pages of Thoughts (YPOT) with Participating Cultures Venice (PCV) Curators: Bahram Khalilov, David Goldenberg. Coordinators: Andy Werner, Ioana Pioaru. Sponsors: Union of Azerbaijan Artists (ARI) United Artists’ Club (BRK), Center of Contemporary Art (MiM) Article on the show in Milan https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151744027279339&set=a.10151010463939339.441241.852059338&type=1&theater Bruno Marrapodi | This is Where I Live
Back to Future | Beuys, Castella, Chiari, Joffe, Goldenberg, Guidi, Marrapodi, Mittica
Opening: martedì 16 luglio 2013 ore 19,00
Da mercoledì 17 luglio al 24 settembre 2013.
Orario estivo: dal lunedì al venerdì, dalle 15,00 alle 19,00.
Negli altri orari su appuntamento. La galleria sarà chiusa dal 26 luglio al 2 settembre 2013. For images of the installation please go to - http://www.postautonomyarchive.co.uk/index.php/2013/08/installation-shots-from-venice/ To view Pdf of Venice Biennial catalogue click on http://www.globalartaffairs.org/books/2013VENICEBIENNALESECONDCATALOGUE.pdf
- Detail from the Transformation of Art installation
Installation views of ”The Transformation of Art” DAVID GOLDENBERG
55ª Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte la Biennale di Venezia Palazzo Bembo, Rialto, Canal Grande Riva del Carbon, San Marco 4785, Venice, Italy
From the 1st of June to the 24 of November, 2013. Opened daily, from 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM. Closed on Tuesday. Curated by Francesca Crudo, Sarah Gold, Carol Rolla, Valeria Romagnini for GLOBAL ART AFFAIRS FOUNDATION.
Grand Canal, curated by Francesca Crudo, Sarah Gold, Carol Rolla, Valeria Romagnini per la Global Art Affairs.
list for 2013 are:
Chul Hyun Ahn (KOR), Yoshitaka Amano (JPN), Alice Anderson (GBR), Jan-Erik Andersson (FIN), Axel Anklam (DEU), Yifat Bezalel (ISR), Hans Bischoffshausen (AUT), Djawid Borower (DEU), Faiza Butt (PAK), Mimmo Catania (ITA), Genia Chef (RUS), Chen Ping (CHN), Canal Cheong Jagerroos (CHN), Karlyn De Jongh (NLD), Scott Eady (NZL), Toshikatsu Endo (JPN), Carole Feuerman (USA), Cristiana Fioretti (ITA), Dale Frank (AUS), Chris Fraser (USA), Marc Fromm (DEU), Sally Gabori (AUS), Jakob Gasteiger (AUT), Darryn George (NZL), Selby Ginn (AUS), David Goldenberg (GBR), Gotthard Graubner (DEU), Kimberley Gundle (ZAF), Laura Gurton (USA), Patrick Hamilton (CHL), Anne Herzbluth (DEU), Per Hess (NOR), Hirofumi Isoya (JPN), Sam Jinks (AUS), Grzegorz Klatka (POL), Rori Knudtson (NOR), Mehdi-Georges Lahlou (FRA), James Lavadour (USA), Helmut Lemke (DEU), Luce (LVA), Heinz Mack (DEU), Michele Manzini (ITA), Christopher Martin (USA), Christian Megert (CHE), Herre Methorst (NLD), David Middlebrook (USA), Atelier Morales (CUB), Peter Simon Mühlhäußer (DEU), Hermann Nitsch (AUT), Yoko Ono (JPN), Roman Opalka (FRA), Otto Piene (DEU), Uli Pohl (DEU), Triny Prada (FRA), Qin Chong (CHN), Stefanus Rademeyer (ZAF), Nicola Rae (GBR), Arnulf Rainer (AUT), Bogdan Rata (ROU), Thomas Riess (AUT), Rene Rietmeyer (NLD), Yhonnie Scarce (AUS), Wilhelm Scherübl (AUT), Dmitry Shorin (RUS), Nitin Shroff (IND), The Icelandic Love Corporation (ISL), Monika Thiele (DEU), Michele Tombolini (ITA), Stefan Toth (CZE), Suh Jeong Min (KOR), VALIE EXPORT (AUT), Elena & Vitaliy Vasiliev (UKR), Ben Vautier (FRA), Raphael Vella (MLT), André Wagner (DEU), Xing Xin (CHN), Plamen Yordanov (BGR), Zhang Yu (CHN).
In this exposition, David Goldenberg presents us with a site-specific project entitled The Transformation of Art, the ideal outcome of his recent research into the development of Post Autonomy space as a privileged venue for the renovation of artistic and cultural language. Goldenberg’s research sets out from the proposition that the structure of contemporary artistic production, as part of a Eurocentric artistic tradition, is suffering from a profound crisis, both financial and cultural. Goldenberg, who has repeatedly denounced this status quo, maintains that it manifests itself particularly as a crisis of language. Following an extended conceptual reflection which resulted in the continuous inhabiting of the Post Autonomy Space, the ideal venue for free and autonomous research, the artist now suggests a number of solutions for its renewal: in Participating Cultures, which are ‘involved in creating new concepts for their cultures, which are linked neither to the past nor to Western Modernism, but to concepts which are as of yet unknown’. The Participating Cultures are present in the creative space of the exhibition by means of a participatory practice expressed in a program of online debates and activities which, through the production of mental maps, text works and diagrams, seeks to trace a way out of the current state of impasse and disorientation. The map is the primary symbol of this attempt at reform which, by stepping outside of the cultural model of the Biennial, finds in the reciprocal relationship between European and non-European cultures the basic elements for reinventing cultural structures and reformulating the goals and objectives of Contemporary Art as such.
Biography of the Artist
David Goldenberg, (Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK, 1956) is an important English conceptual artist.Main solo shows. For years, his research has been concentrated on the Post Autonomy concept, whichhe has developed in a number of shows held at important international institutions, standing out amongst th are the recent Italian show at Glenda Cinquegrana the Studio of Milan, The Scenarios of Post Autonomy on September 2012, followed by the performance In search of Post Autonomy staged at PalazzoIsimbardi, Milan, with the patronage of Provincia di Milano. To those shows we can add Template – MobileDocumenta, Chisenhale Studios, London (2011), The Space of Post Autonomy, Arts Depot, Vienna
(2011), Plausible Artworlds, Basekamp, Philadelphia (2010), Mobile Documenta, Fordham Gallery, London (2009), The Time of Post Autonomy is Now, Your space, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland (2009), The Space of Post Autonomy, Local Operations, Serpentine Gallery, London (2007). Main group exhibitions. Goldenberg has participated in a number of collective shows of international stature, the Berlin Biennal (2012), the Second Biennial of Mongolia (2010), the tenth Istanbul Biennial (2007), and the Sixth Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates (2003). To these must be added the exhibitions at international public institutions, such as Jump Into Cold Water, Shedhalle, Zurich (2006), Century City, Tate Modern, London (2001), Out of Space, Kolnischerkustverein, Germany (2000). Selected Bibliography. Plausible Artworlds, Basekamp, 2013; Atlantica, 48/49, 2010, Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art Annual, 2007, Les Merveilles du monde, by Jane Lee, a White Window Project, 2006; Postautonomie, Edited by StefanBeck, Gutleut Verlaug, 2006; Art Anthology, DuMont Literatur und Kunst Verlag, Cologne, 2004; New Media in Late Twentieth Century Art, by Michael Rush, Thames and Hudson book Ed., London, 1995; Installation Art, by Michael Petry, Thames and Hudson Book Ed., London, 1993.
For further informations and images on the show Personal Structures, please contact the curators Sarah Gold: +39 349 088 9763 | Carol Rolla +39 328 606 6298 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.globalartaffairs.org | www.personalstructures.org | www.venice-exhibitions.org
COMUNICATO STAMPA ( ITA – PDF 164 KB) - (PRESS IMAGES – ZIP 2.7 MB ) PERSONAL STRUCTURES www.venice-exhibitions.org www.palazzobembo.org New Book Plausible artworlds published by Baskamp. Published March 2013. Includes images of recent post autonomy projects and interview by David Goldenberg