A.K.A. EDUCATION? - Art Known as Education
A Program of Events & Projects Running May - October 2009
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JUNE EVENT # 1
Friday 5 June 2009, 6 -9 pm
Lecture and Film Screening by Oliver Ressler at ACAF
"The Alter-Globalization Movement - Interventions with Art in Political Movements"
Oliver Ressler's contribution to 'A.K.A. EDUCATION? - Art Known as Education?'is part of axis # 2: Citizenship, Community and Art Education and will be a discussion of the alter-globalization movement along the path of some of the projects he has worked on in the last couple of years. Two of his collaborative films will be screened during the lecture "Disobbedienti" (with Dario Azellini), 54 mins and "What Would It Mean to Win?" (with Zanny Begg), 40 mins.
Through his work Ressler outlines different strategies to intervene with art in political movements. Among his many projects, he produced a video on the hour-long encirclement of demonstrators by the police at a demonstration against the World Economic Forum in 2001 in Salzburg, and one on the Italian social activist movement "Disobbedienti" (with Dario Azellini).
"What Would It Mean To Win?" (with Zanny Begg) was filmed on the blockades at the G8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany in June 2007 and focuses on the current state of the alter-globalization movement. Ressler created banners for demonstrations (with David Thorne) and was involved in the self-organized collaborative art project Holy Damn It (www.holy-damn-it.org), that produced 50.000 posters to mobilize for the resistance movements against the G8 summit in Heiligendamm.
Oliver Ressler (born 1970 in Austria) produces exhibitions, projects in the public space and videos which try to blur the boundaries between art and activism. His projects have been exhibited in solo-exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum; Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul; Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade; Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg, D and Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid. Ressler participated in group exhibitions at the MASS MoCA - Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, USA; Itaucultural Institute, Sao Paulo; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, NL; International Festival of Video/Arte/Electrónica, Lima; and in the biennials in Prague, 2005; Seville, 2006; Moscow, 2007 and Taipei, 2008. His ongoing project "Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies" was produced in 21 cities around the world and published as a book by the Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk in 2007. Ressler is currently preparing the 8-channel video installation "What Is Democracy?" Webpage: www.ressler.at
Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF)
10 Hussein Hassab Street, Flat 6, Azarita,
Alexandria, Egypt, T: +20 (0)3 480 41 45
Opening times: Open during projects/events/exhibitions from 1 - 9 pm, otherwise by appointment only.
The 'A.K.A. Education?' program is supported by The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Cairo and Pro Helvetia, Cairo
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