Manifesta 12

Michael Wang, First Forest, installation, 2018
Michael Wang, First Forest, installation, 2018

Singulart team had spent an exciting  week in Palermo, Sicily, and attended Manifesta 12 'Planetary Garden' exhibition. On August 21st, Alexey Buistov will perform a public lecture on the nomadic biennial.

Notes on Kyiv International Biennale

Kyiv UFO
Kyiv UFO
The 2017 Kyiv International Biennale, as well as its previous edition of 2015, titled The School of Kyiv, are the projects of the Visual Culture Research Center (VCRC). The institution holds somewhat unique position in the cultural landscape of Ukraine. VCRC’s strategic direction as well as its mission are either substantially misunderstood or at best ignored by the mainstream contemporary art institutions. On the other hand, art shows organized by openly leftist VCRC become targets of nationalist far-right radical groups. The friends ignore and enemies galore - these are the tensions which have to be taken into account when approaching the Kyiv Biennale of 2017.

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Lecture on documenta 14 (an)education

Ciudad Abierta. Ritoque, Región de Valparaíso, Chile, 1971. Archivo Histórico José Vial Armstrong, Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseño, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.
Ciudad Abierta. Ritoque, Región de Valparaíso, Chile, 1971. Archivo Histórico José Vial Armstrong, Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseño, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.

documenta 14 has been a great source of reference information on a plethora of topics. Alternative academia and changes in modes of knowledge production were one of them. As part of the talk organized by activist students of Ukrainian National Fine Arts and Architecture Academy, Alexey Buistov has shared three case studies of the School of Tagore, Ulm School of Design and The Open City.  Recording is available here.

Alexey Buistov on Gurlitt Collection

Cornelius Gurlitt Photo: Markus Hannich
Cornelius Gurlitt Photo: Markus Hannich

On September 30th, 2017, Alexey Buistov has talked through the extremely complex, multi-layered exhibition at the Kassel Neue Galerie, maintaining that it constitutes the core of the documenta 14 message. Discussion on the topic of the Gurlitt Collection, the case completely unknown in Ukraine, has proved to be relevant in the local context as well. The lecture "Gurlitt Ghosts" can be accessed on Singulart Youtube channel. We wish you a pleasant viewing!

documenta 14 Intro: lecture by Alexey Buistov

documenta14: Athens Lessons Learned
documenta14: Athens Lessons Learned

On August 20th, 2017, Singulart founder Alexey Buistov delivered a public lecture on conceptual framework of the 14th edition of Documenta, the world's most influential art exhibition. The lecture is available in Russian in a form of narrated presentation on Singulart Youtube channel.