Cloud engineering from the perspective of plankton, a lecture by Raimundas Malaauskas
In this presentation, Lithuanian curator Raimundas Malaauskas would like to tell several stories:
how works of artists, circumstances and entire countries fall together to make literature depart from the linear to enter the planar; how photography quits the plane to enter space and sculpture steps into the fourth dimension becoming a visitor; how metaphors, artworks and cacti engage in a conversation that looks like hologram that performs itself on stage; how immateriality turns out to be the most embodied practice and the trafficking of properties belongs to spam curating; and why all those stories can be read as one, too.
Raimundas Malaauskas was born in Vilnius, curates in the world, writes occasionally. Selected curated projects include Oo, Lithuanian and Cyprus pavilions in the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013; Fusiform Gyrus, Lisson Gallery, London, 2013; Weather Permitting, 9th Mercosul Biennale, Porto Alegre, 2013; Repetition Island, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2010; Satellite Series 4, Jeu de Paume Museum, Paris, 2010 2011; Into the Belly of a Dove, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 2010; CAC TV, CAC Vilnius 2004 2007 and BMW Black Market Worlds, IX Baltic Triennial, CAC Vilnius, 2005. Malaauskas recently worked as one of the agents of dOCUMENTA 13. Paper Exhibition, a book of his selected writings, was recently published by Sternberg Press. Iterations or documentation of his projects can be found at: www.rye.tw.
This lecture is co-presented by the Art Gallery of Ontario and Kunstverein Toronto. It accompanies Kunstverein Torontos and TPW R&D's presentation of Malaauskas and Marcos Lutyens project, the Hypnotic Show, featuring contributions by Tamara Henderson, Angie Keefer and Maryse Larivire. The Hypnotic Show will take place in Toronto at TPW R&D on June 12 and in an apartment on June 13. Please visit www.kunstverein.ca for more information.