Studio Sunday #1
Round Table Conversation with JUDY RADUL
Sunday, February 26 5PM
Reading and discussion of
'Legal Forms, Value-Forms, Forms of Resistance'
by Sven Lütticken
Organized in collaboration with Mitch Speed
Ashley Berlin is pleased to invite you to the first instalment of Studio Sunday. Artist Judy Radul will join us to discuss topics stemming from her recent work, which looks into the evolving relationship between video technology, evidence and memory. This discussion comes as Radul finds herself between two exhibitions of new work – a solo exhibition The King, The Door, The Thief, The Window, The Stranger, The Camera at Rotterdam's Witte de With and an installation for the Contour Biennale in Mechelen, where Radul will also hold a discussion with Lütticken on his text. Together we will read Sven Lütticken's recent text 'Legal Forms, Value-Forms, Forms of Resistance', which reflects many of the concepts modeled in Radul's own idiosyncratic amalgamations of sculpture, video, and animatronic technology.
Sven Lütticken's text will be provided as hard copy for reading at the event, but if you would like to familiarize yourself with the text in advance as well as other supplementary readings, please RSVP and we will send you a drop box link of articles related to the discussion. A small meal will be offered. Please be aware that seating is limited.
Studio Sunday is conceived as an intimate setting for an evening of exchange, in which to share ideas, discuss themes in contemporary art, and encourage mutual familiarity between the many artists and thinkers working in Berlin. The semi-privacy of ateliers, amongst various works in progress, provides an intimate setting for dialogue and a casual yet critical environment for productive sharing. The collaborative reading and discussion proposed by Radul, is in keeping with the community based and non-authoritative ethos of the series.
Judy Radul interdisciplinary practice revolves around the question of how we as social beings understand our relation to the material world through the visual. Her conceptualist and absurdist sensibility treats the white cube as a staging ground in which her work stands at the intersection of language, objects and bodies in space. The spatialized experience recreates “live” experiences which acutely express the discomfort with people and objects in the original space, and confronts the tension between the lived experience and the representation of it. Her work explores these contradictions, working across media and technologies as well as critical texts. Recent solo exhibitions include Judy Radul: Closeup, The Breakdown, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston (2015); This is Television, Daadgalerie, Berlin (2013); World Rehearsal Court, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden (2011). Recent group exhibitions include Home Work, Open Forum, Berlin (2015); People Things Enter Exit, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2011); All That is Solid Melts into Air, MuHKA, Antwerp (2009). She recently took part in the 8th Berlin Biennale (2014) and the Nicaragua Biennale X (2016). In 2017 she takes part in Contour Biennale 8, Mechelen.
Mitch Speed is an artist and writer based in Berlin. A contributing editor at Momus, he writes regularly for Frieze, and has contributed to Flash Art, Camera Austria, Artforum, and Turps. He was co-founder and editor of Setup, a journal of contemporary art and writing published by Publication Studio.
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