summer school at the Poor Farm 2016
might be it for the readings this summer, unless I get last minute
inspirations. These are a guide for the weekend. As always, read
what you can. (I'd suggest this order of reading as well, as this
would probably reflect the ideas structuring the weekend best… I
Moten, Fred and Stefano Harney, "The University and the Undercommons: Seven Thesis". (The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study. New York: Autonomedia, 2013)
Hito Steyerl, "The Institution of Critique" (http://www.eipcp.net/transversal/0106/steyerl/en). Also published in Alberro, Alexander and Blake Stimson, Institutional Critique; An Anthology of Artists' Writings. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2009.
the Last Bourgeois" and
Draxler, Helmut, "The Savannah of the Fairscape" (both: Krebber, Michael, Michael Krebber. Köln: Walter König, 2005.)
This Will Not Work". (Chambert, Christian, Strategies for
Survival—Now!: A Global Perspective on Ethnicity, Body, and
Breakdown of Artistic Systems. Lund, Sweden: Swedish Art Critics
Association Press, 1995.
summer school at the Poor Farm 2015
Readings (PDFs):Read/watch what you can:
summer school at the Poor Farm 2014
this year will be Henrik Plenge Jakobsen and… (more to
Evron, Michelle Grabner, Lise Haller
Baggesen, and Jacob
"Kelley Walker's Negro Problem" by Glenn Ligon. (Parkett #87, 2010)"Traffic Controll: Joe Scanlan on Social Space and Relational Aesthetics" by Joe Scanlan. (Artforum, Summer 2005)
From Henrik Plenge Jakobsen:
Case" by Henrik
summer school at the Poor Farm 2013
this year will be Drew Burk, Director of Univocal
Publishing (univocalpublishing.com), Lise Haller Baggesen MA (Visual
and Critical Studies, SAIC), Karthik Pandian, Collegiate
Assistant Professor, Harper Fellow, University of Chicago. Lucio Pozzi
(School of Visual Arts), Margot Samel (Curator of Analogue Other at
Poor Farm ths year).
Suggested by Ashley Coffey:
"Woman as Other" by Simone de Beauvoir. (Introduction to The Second Sex, 1949)
of a Potential"
"What is Contemporary?" by Giorgio Agamben. From What is an Apparatus? and Other Essays. (Stanford: Stanford U, 2009)
Two versions of
the opening chapter of Theodor Adorno's
"Art, Society, Aesthetics". Adorno, Theodor. (Trans. C. Lenhardt) Aesthetics Theory. (New York: Routledge, 1984)
"Art, Society, Aesthetics". Adorno, Theodor. (Trans. Robert Hullot-Kentor) Aesthetics Theory. (Minneapolis: U of Minnesota, 1997)
by Jean-Paul Sartre.
First published in 1938. [Apologies for the formatting. It's the only
PDF I could find.]
"The Social Turn: Collaberation and Its Discontents" chapter 1 from Bishop, Claire. Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship. London: Verso, 2012. Pgs. 11-40.
Excerpt from chapter 3, "The Autonomy of Art in Bourgeois Society" from Peter Bürger. Theory of the Avant-garde. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota, 1984. Pgs. 35-46. I am most interested in the second section "The Autonomy of Art in the Aesthetics of Kant and Schiller", but I also included the preceeding section.
following are from Cooling Out—On
Paradox of Feminism. eds. Sabine Schaschl-Cooper; Bettina
Steinbrügge; René Zechlin. (Zurich : JRP/Ringier 2008)
"Cooling Out—What Has Become of Feminism Anyway?" (Round table discussion)
"'I Am Not a Feminist, But …' How Feminism Became the F-Word" by Tori! Moi.
"School of Etiquette" by Bettina Steinbrügge.
"lT'S VERY SAD, REALLY: Art Writing, Orphaning, Migration of the Humanities and (No) Information" (Quinn Latimer in Conversation with Chris Kraus). Mousse (#39, May 2013). Pgs 60-7. [Thanks to Kelsey Olson for telling me about this.]
From Lise Haller Baggesen (one of this years presenters):
"Free Your Ass and Your Mind Will Follow" by Lise Haller Baggesen.
"How To Be Good?" by Lise Haller Baggesen.
Judging the Art of Encounter" by Erik Hagoort.
(Amsterdam: Fonds BKVB, 2005)
"The Laugh of the Medusa" by Hélène Cixous from Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 1, no. 4 (Spring 1976). Pgs 875-93.
"The Gesture of Making" by Villem Fluser. (vilem_flusser_archive)
Kelly Filries set me this to post (someone else sent me a reading, but I can't remember who, so I can't find it at the moment):
of Silence" by Susan Sontag.
will be posting more readings (maybe, there's a lot now). Check back.
Read as much as you can. I
often post more readings than you could possibly be expected to read
before summer school. These are meant to give a direction to the
for the weekend. Also, this is an experiemental experience--I'm
readings I'm interested in (and you can make suggestions). I often
readings I haven't read in years (Nausea)
or am in the process of reading ("The Social Turn").
summer school at the Poor Farm 2012I'm posting the video program I put together. It's a large, zipped file (3.1 GB). By downloading it you agree not to post it or give it to other people. Some of the artists who agreed to participate do not want their work distributed. If you want to show it to someone, show it to them on your computer instead of giving them the file. This page isn't linked to any other pages so generally the only people who come to it are people I send a link to. Click here for the file. I recommend putting it in iTunes as a playlist.
summer school at the Poor Farm 2011
more readings than you could hope to read. Enjoy!
Franco Berardi Bifo. "I Want to Think: POST-U" <html> from e-flux journal #24
From Molly Zuckerman-Hartung:
Relations - Markus Miessen in conversation with Chantal
<html> [This link is
keeping it up in case they fix it.]
PDF grabbed from broken link:
Markus Miessen. "Articulated Power Relations— Markus Miessen in conversation with Chantal Mouffe" <111 KB>
Jaques Derrida. Dissemination (Chicago: U of Chicago, 1981) <9.7 MB> [PDF of the whole book—very dense.]
Jacques Ranciére. "Problems and Transformations of Critical Art" <1.4 MB> in Jacques Ranciére, Aesthetics and Its Discontents (Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2009)
it for the readings.]
summer school at the Poor Farm 2010
Thierry de Duve. "When Form Has Become Attitude—and Beyond" <6.7 MB>, in Kocur, Zoya and Simon Leung, eds., Theory in Contemporary Art since 1985 (Oxford: Blackwell, 2005).
Thierry de Duve. "An Ethics:Putting Aesthetic Trasmission in Its Proper Place in the Art World" <3.6 MB>, in Madoff, Steven Henry, ed., Art School (Propositions for the 21st Century) (Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2009).
John Armleder interview
Phyllida Barlow interview
Daniel Birnbaum, "Teaching Art: Adorno and the Devil"
Raqs Media Collective, "How to Be and Artist at Night"
Slavoj Zizek, "History Against Historicism"
Jessica Helfand, "One, Two Three Faux: The Myth of Real Time." (Thanks to Ben Moren for this one.)
summer school at the Poor Farm 2009
Linsley, Robert. "Creative Laboratories in the University" <1.9 MB>
Relyea, Lane. "Your Art World, or The Limits of Connectivity" <1.8 MB>
Both from Primer compiled by Frances Stark on the occasion of The Claude & Alfred Mann Symposium "On the Future of Art School", Saturday January 27, 2007 at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Published by Dexter Sinister (NYC) through the Print-On-Demand channel www.lulu.com
Below are sound files from summer school at the Poor Farm. The first two are my lecture on education, the second two are the discussion we had as a group. (Thanks to Emily Atchison for the recordings.) Images are from my lecture notes.
Aaron's lecture (part 1)
Aaron's lecture (part 2)
Panel/group discussion (part 1)
Panel/group discussion (part 2)