Veranstaltungen

Online Talk with Omer Fast

Omer Fast in conversation with Fabienne Liptay, professor of Film Studies, University of Zurich

Thursday, February 4th, 2021, 5pm

Please register at kunstvermittlung@migrosmuseum.ch. You will receive a Zoom link.

In this Artist’s Talk, Omer Fast will focus on his new works A Place Which Is Ripe (2020) and Karla (2020). Both works are portraits of people working with web images that address the visual politics of violence. They show the disturbing effects that these images have on the human face as a site of identification and recognition. Much of Fast’s work delves into the psychology of contemporary trauma, often relying on the blurring of memory and the retelling of actual events through cinematic convention. His work moves beyond the formalities of the genre, pushing through reality and non-reality of his subject matter, and is ultimately about the status of the image as a tool to disseminate information, both real and manufactured.

Fast’s work has been exhibited extensively internationally and is included in the permanent collections of numerous institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of American Art in New York, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Tate Modern, London, UK; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, among others. Fast lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Both videos can be watched online in full-length between February 3rd and February 5th, 2021 at Taking Measures: Usages of Formats in Film and Video Art. Please be advised that the films have sensitive content and are not suitable for persons under the age of 16.

A cooperation of the video symposium Taking Measures: Usages of Formats in Film and Video Art with the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst.

Victoria Bateman: »The Sex Factor: How Women Made the West Rich«

Freitag, 11. Juni 2021, 15 Uhr, Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, Zürich

Warum ist der Westen so reich im Vergleich zu anderen Regionen der Welt? Wieso steigt die Ungleichheit auf der Welt? Wie ‘frei’ sollten Märkte tatsächlich sein? Und was hat das alles mit Geschlecht zu tun? Diesen und anderen Fragen widmet sich Victoria Bateman (University of Cambridge) in ihrem Vortrag »The Sex Factor: How Women Made the West Rich« im Rahmen der Tagung »Women, Money and Markets«. Die feministische Wirtschaftswissenschaftlerin, Aktivistin, Künstlerin und Performerin Bateman zeigt dabei, wie wir aktuelle ökonomische Fragestellungen nur dann verstehen können, wenn wir sie mit Überlegungen zu Sex und Gender verknüpfen. Auch fordert sie uns auf, die Doppelmoral zu hinterfragen, die sich hinter einer Zelebration des Geistes und der gleichzeitigen Verunglimpfung des Körpers verbirgt. Unter anderem deshalb setzt sie in ihren Vorträgen und Performances ihren nackten Körper ein.