June 8, 2015 § Leave a comment
THE 13th INFINITI CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL FINANCE 8-9 June 2015 Organised by Trinity College Dublin, Monash University & University of Ljubljana On the invitation of Brian Lucey, Professor of Finance (Trinity College Dublin), Mark Curran present on his practice-led research project, THE MARKET, at this annual conference on international finance being held at Faculty of Economics, the University of Ljubljana. Full details of programme are available here.
Supported by Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT).
Separately, on Wednesday, June 10, a public event titled PHOTOGRAPHY & CRISIS, is being held at the University of Ljubljana. This is organised by Ilija Tomanic and Jan Babnik (REVIJA FOTOGRAFIJA) where along with a presentation from Reinhard Braun, Director & Editor of CAMERA AUSTRIA, Mark will also present on the project. Begins at 5pm, hope to maybe see some of you there. Full details here.
April 21, 2015 § Leave a comment
As part of this event occurring at the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) in London on Saturday, April 25th, Mark Curran has been invited to present on his practice-led research in relation to THE MARKET.
The intention of this, the first of a series, is to
bring together anthropologists, accountancy scholars, literature scholars and artists using anthropological concepts and ethnographic methods in their work…to explore past, present and possible artistic techniques for visualizing information in capital markets, tracking offshore financial flows, and mapping relatedness among financial elites.
This is a free event and open to the public. Full details can be found here.
With support from the Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT).
(Image: Installation of THE MARKET: A project by Mark Curran, Belfast Exposed Gallery, 2013)
December 23, 2014 § Leave a comment
You have no money in your education system, that’s us (‘the markets’), you have no money in your health system, that’s us…you have no money for culture, that’s us…it’s everything. (recorded conversation with senior trader, cafe, The City, London, March 2013) from THE MARKET.
December 17, 2014 § Leave a comment
Shadows, the open illusion of the global economy and the curtain soon to fall.
Gathered in Montreal for #SVA2014 in November through the energies of the team of Media@McGill, graduate students, Jonathan Sterne, Nicholas Mirzoeff and Tamar Tembeck. The resulting presentations and discussion have now been fully archived. Includes Natalie Bookchin, Caren Kaplan, Negar Mottahedeh, Amelia Jones, Daphne Brooks, Anette Hoffmann, Dont Rhine (Ultra-Red), Karin Bijsterveld, Nathalie Casemajor and Sumanth Gopinath (whom I shared a panel on the theme of Capitalism) amongst others.
The complete archive of presentations and discussions is available here.
November 11, 2014 § Leave a comment
puts contemporary art and scholarship in sound studies and visual culture in direct dialogue around questions of power and politics.
It is organised through Media@McGill, a hub of research, scholarship and public outreach on issues and controversies in media, technology and culture, housed within the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University.
Surveillance: Caren Kaplan, Karin Bijsterveld
Performance: Daphne Brooks, Amelia Jones
Militancy: Nathalie Casemajor, Ultra-red (Dont Rhine & Robert Sember)
Humanity: Negar Mottahedeh, Anette Hoffman
Capitalism: Mark Curran, Sumanth Gopinath
Mediation: Natalie Bookchin, Georgina Born
Mark Curran will present on the research project, THE MARKET, which focuses on the functioning and condition of the global markets. Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, this was undertaken in collaboration with Helen Carey, Curator and Director of Firestation Artist’ Studios, the project was a central part of the visual art programme marking the centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout. It was installed at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Belfast Exposed, Limerick City Gallery of Art, CCA Derry-Londonderry and most recently at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris (2014). A publication is planned for 2015.
May 31, 2014 § Leave a comment
I don’t understand people and historians who view history as something finished, something past. For me, history only has a function when it is defined from the vantage point of the present so to speak, as an essential component of the present and the future.
(Michael Schmidt 2010)
Last Saturday, May 24th, in Berlin, the exceptional Michael Schmidt passed away. Too soon. Schmidt was one of the most important German-born, post-war artists. His projects, EIN-HEIT and Waffenruhe, both as books and installations, changed everything about how I thought about and indeed used photography.