Entries by Eloe Kingma

McNation: State Branding in and Beyond Russia

Seminar by Ellen Rutten | May 19, 2020, 3-6 pm | Venue: Spui25 | Open to: PhD Candidates and RMa Students | Credits: 1EC | With a team of internationally renowned expert scholars, writers, and artists, we explore nation branding and popular geopolitics by zooming in on Putin-era Russia – a place and time that allow us to study neo-nationalism as a vivid joint interest (and, in some cases, object of mockery) of both official institutions and rappers, poets, designers, and other ‘other’ voices.

The King’s two Bodies with Darby English

Lecture by Darby English | January 13, 2020, 18.00 for lecture and Q&A (through February 2020 for display) | Oude Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411 | In the final chapter of his new book “To Describe a Life: Notes at the Intersection of Art and Race Terror” (2019), the maverick art historian Darby English sets out “to describe rather than contain” a very curious object: “Lorraine Motel, April 4 1968”. This is a model of the site of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, produced by the design firm Boym Partners in 1998 as part of the Buildings of Disaster series.

Propositions #10: Instituting Otherwise

Saturday 7 December, 13–21 hrs, including dinner from 17.45–19 hrs in the Basic Activist Kitchen | Language: English | Propositions #10: Instituting Otherwise is a one-day public symposium on the civic practice of art institutions, organized by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht on Saturday 7 December 2019, from 13.00–21.00 hrs. The symposium probes the question of how to institute spaces for art in the face of the pressing urgencies of the present.