BEHAVING DIFFERENTLY! Natascha Sadr Haghighian

Natascha Sadr Haghighian will hold a talk on / in einem Gespräch über
SOLO SHOW – On questions of authorship, division of labour and value added in contemporary art

In „Solo Show“ an exhibition recently held at MAMbo in Bologna, the age-old practice of hiring anonymous assistants to realise artworks, often demanding extensive, creative work on their behalf is revisited. The exhibition was a collaboration with mixedmedia berlin — a behind-the-scenes production company that realizes art works for well-known artists — together a „solo show“ by the fictional artist Robbie Williams was created.
„The way I work is a constant process of researching, manoeuvring and doubting. The different formats are intermediate results, comments, reactions, proposals towards and within the contextual formats I encounter during my attempts to emancipate myself from them. Every format seems to be part of a larger one and follows certain rules. They are mainly rules of representation and hegemony. Sometimes hidden, sometime very obvious. But every format I produce inevitably becomes part of that.“
In place of her biographical note Natascha Sadr Haghighian wishes to draw readers attention to On artists and other cultural practitioners can borrow, exchange, and compile CV’s for various purposes. The site went on line in October 2004 and is a work in progress. Bioswop hopes to finally undermine the purpose of art CV’s and resumes – or at least make them a bit more of an entertaining read.
Bild: I can’t work like this – 2007
Natascha Sadr Haghighians work „I can’t work like this“ with hammer and nails, the basic tools for an art installation, can be seen as an ironical remark on the unfeasibility of art production within the commercial context of a fair and on the frustration that lies behind creativity, or behind work practice in general.
is a lecture series on models of resistant economies in art and cultural work.

“The State (…) is a condition, a certain relationship between human beings, a mode of human behavior; we destroy it by contracting other relationships, by behaving differently.” Gustav Landauer

  • 24.11.11 Oliver Clemens: Common City
  • 10.01.12 Natascha Sadr Haghighian: SOLO SHOW – On questions of authorship, division of labour and value added in contemporary art
  • 19.01.12 Åsa Sonjasdotter: Potato Perspective and notions on formal and informal circulation of knowledge
  • 26.01.12 Constanze Kurz (Chaos Computer Club) und Dmytri Kleiner (Telekommunisten Network): The Price and Value of Free Culture
  • 02.02.12 Société Réaliste: Invest / Invent
  • 17.04.12 Brett Bloom (Temporary Services): Radical space for art