Animism. Modernity through the Looking Glass

Accompanying Program

September 15, 2011 8 p.m.

The Holy Spirit
Jimmie Durham, Artist

September 16, 2011, 7 p.m.
Groundless in the Museum: Anarchism and the Living Work of Art
Lecture (English)
Luis Jacob, Artist

September 17, 2011, 4 p.m.
Curatorial tour
Anselm Franke, Curator

October 1, 2011, 6 p.m.– 1 a.m.
Lange Nacht der Museen
Art information

November 14, 2011, 6 p.m.
Nervous Magic Lantern Performance

Ken and Flo Jacobs, Filmmakers

November 16, 2011, 7 p.m.
Curatorial tour
Anselm Franke, Curator


December 13 and 14, 2011 6 to 9 p.m. Modernity's
Looking Glasses. Exchanging Perspectives on Animism
 (English and German)

The symposium Exchanging Perspectives brings together six speakers whose contributions address the potential implicit in the concept of animism to open up new perspectives for an analysis of the present and possibilities for historiography. Discussing the issue from a variety of angles, they seek to define where we stand: if animism—as an image of what runs counter to dualist rationality—marked crucial front lines of modernity, how have these lines shifted over the course of the twentieth century, and where are they becoming productive today?

December 13, 2011, 6 to 9 p.m. (English)
Anselm Franke, Curator and Author, Berlin

Spaces of Wonder (English)
Edwin Carels,

The Life of Things (English)
Spyros Papapetros, Professor, History and Theory of Architecture, Princeton University school of Architecture
Liquid Crystal Life (English)
Esther Leslie, Professor in Political Aesthetics, Birkbeck University, London

December 14, 2011, 6 to 9 p.m.
Das zweite Leben der Dinge (German)
Diedrich Diederichsen, Professor, Theory, Practice and Communication of Contemporary Arts, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Conversation between Angela Melitopoulos, Artist, Berlin (German) and Elisabeth von Samsonow, Artist and Professor, Philosophical and Historic Anthropology of Arts, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Discussion with all participants, moderated by Anselm Franke


January 19, 2012, 7 p.m. 
Curatorial tour (German)
Anselm Franke, Curator

Edwin Carels, Curator, Film and Media, MuHKA, Antwerp Gays Porn Female domination Flashbit porn