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Fall Semester Day 1

ICA Residents
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Through public lectures and a digital platform, the second iteration of Fall Semester addresses the intersection of the corporeal, the digital, and the posthuman at the axis of the self. After discussing Miami as a globalized city in its inaugural session, Fall Semester now turns its focus to the city’s inhabitants, those directly affected by current social and economic change. The seminar portion of Fall Semester will take place between November 16–18, 2016, in locations throughout the Design District, including the Institute of Contemporary Art.

The program is free and open to the public.

Day 1: Visiting Contributor Schedule

6–7pm: Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk

Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk works as a curator and a writer. He has worked at a number of institutions including SMBA (Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam), DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation) and most recently as Curatorial Fellow at TENT in Rotterdam. In September 2012 he founded The Office for Curating, which is currently based in Rotterdam. Recent exhibition projects include the group exhibition Spending Quality Time With My Quantified Self (2016) at TENT, Rotterdam; the solo exhibition Sliding under Traces (2016) by artist Paul Geelen at A Tale of a Tub in Rotterdam; The Earthbound, a screening series that took place at Cannonball, Miami (2015); the group exhibition The Museum of Unconditional Surrender (2015) at TENT, Rotterdam; the group exhibition Percussive Hunter (2015) at Akbank Sanat, Istanbul; the group exhibition John Smith, the Posthuman (2014) at the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht.

7:30–8:30pm: Dorothea von Hantelmann

Dorothea von Hantelmann is an art historian and curator, based in Berlin. She was documenta Professor at the Art Academy/University of Kassel where she lectured on the history and meaning of documenta. Her main fields of research are contemporary art and theory as well as the history and theory of exhibitions. She is currently working on a book that explores art exhibitions as ritual spaces in which fundamental values and categories of modern, liberal and market based societies historically have been, and continue to be practised and reflected. She is author of How to Do Things with Art, a book on performativity within contemporary art and co-editor of Die Ausstellung. Politik eines Rituals.

About Fall Semester

Fall Semester is a bi-annual series of public conversations, written contributions, digital archives, bringing together a diverse group of theorists, critics, and researchers to engage in multifaceted discourse on contemporary society and culture. Since its inception in late 2014, Fall Semester’s mission has been to reflect on global issues using Miami as the backdrop. After discussing Miami as a globalized city in 2014, we now turn to the city’s inhabitants: the incubators of Miami’s rapid change and those who are affected by these changes. Through public lectures and a digital platform, the second iteration of Fall Semester addresses the intersection of the corporeal, digital, and post-human at the axis of the self.

Fall Semester is the project of artists Felice Grodin, Odalis Valdivieso, Angela Valella, Marcos Valella, and Antonia Wright. Collectively they have developed an organizational strategy to unite the contributors’ discussions, providing a platform for both speakers and attendees.