Paris Event

Theory Now

Réengager la pensée
Locations, Forms and Practices of Contemporary Theories

LA COLONIE

16-19 November 2016
Organization: Lionel Ruffel (U. Paris 8)
A Leverhulme International Network for Contemporary Studies (LINCS) event

With the support of the Leverhulme Trust, l’Institut Universitaire de France & Univ. Paris-Lumières

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10.00-13.00: The Publishing Lab: opening session. An international PhD workshop with Kirsty Boardman (Univ. St Andrews), Kirsteen MacDonald (Glasgow School of Art), Ishita Tiwary (CSDS, Delhi), Emmanuelle Leduc (UQUAM, Quebec), Agnès Blesch, Emmanuel Reymond, Sylvia Chassaing (Univ. Paris 8)

14.00-16.00: Opening workshop: Updating the Theories of the Contemporary

With presentations by:

Jacob Lund on ‘The Contemporary Condition’ (Aarhus Univ. Denmark)

Olga Schubert on ‘100 Years of Now’ (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin)

Chair: Margaret-Anne Hutton (Univ. St Andrews) and Lionel Ruffel (Univ. Paris 8)

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17.00-19.00: Public lectures

Bernd Scherer (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin) ‘Art in the time of monsters and tricksters’

Bruno Latour (Sciences-Po, Paris) with

Jamie Allen (Critical Media Lab, Basel and continent.) and

Frédérique Aït-Touati (CRNS)

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20.00: Perfomance: Nathalie Quintane (author) ‘Camisole sans manches’

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10.00-13.00: The Publishing Lab., with Olga Schubert (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin)

13.00-16.00: Workshop: Decolonizing the now (parallel session)

Françoise Vergès (Collège d’études mondiales, FMSH);

Kapwani Kiwanga (artist);

Olivier Marboeuf (Espace Kiasma);

Mathias Verger (Univ. Paris 8)

Arafat Sadallah (Univ. Paris Ouest, Siwa)

Chair: Johnny Rodger (Glasgow School of Art) & Lionel Ruffel (Univ. Paris 8)

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13.00-16.00 (parallel session: by prior registration only): Workshop: Drawing Theory

Andreas Töpfer (artist )

Armen Avanessian (Speculative Poetics, Visiting Prof., Paris 8)

Public lectures:

Ravi Sundaram (Sarai Programme, CSDS, Delhi) 17.00 ‘Living in the post-postcolonial, or does the contemporary have a name?’

François Cusset (Univ. Paris Ouest) 19.00 ‘La théorie disparaît dans la production de ses effets’

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20.00: Performance: Kapwani Kiwanga

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10.00-13.00: The Publishing Lab., with Jamie Allen (continent.)

13.00-16.00: Workshop: Decolonizing the now (parallel session)

Payam Sharifi (Slavs and Tatars )

Kader Attia (artist)

Le peuple qui manque : Kantuta Quiros & Aliocha Imhoff (curators and art theorists)

Ravi Sundaram (Sarai Programme, CSDS, Delhi)

Marco Dell’Omodarme (Univ. Paris I)

Chair: Johnny Rodger (Glasgow School of Art) & Lionel Ruffel.

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13.00-16.00: Workshop: Drawing Theory (parallel session: by prior registration only)

Andreas Töpfer (artist )

Armen Avanessian (Speculative Poetics, Visiting Prof., Paris 8 )

17.00-19.00: Public lectures

Armen Avanessian:  ‘(Theory’s) Practice Yesterday and Tomorrow’

Martha Rosler (artist )

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20.00: Performance: Slavs and Tatars ‘The Tranny Tease’

21.00-23.00: Screening Hyperstition

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10.00-13.00: The Publishing Lab., with Julieta Aranda (e-flux )

13.00-14.00 Public lecture

Seloua Luste Boulbina (Collège International de Philosophie) ‘Hétérochronies décoloniales’

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14.00-16.00: Closing Workshop: Updating the Theories of the Contemporary

Lisa Wedeen (3CT; Univ. of Chicago) ‘Theorising the Contemporary: On Uncertainty’

Mathieu-Potte-Bonneville (Institut français) ‘Penser entres les lignes’

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17.00-19.00: Public lectures

Julieta Aranda:  ‘Fear won’t do’

Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths College, London): ‘Rousseau and the orangutan, or how to walk across the threshold of the human’

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20.00-21.00: Performance: Camille de Toledo, Kantuta Quiros & Aliocha Imhoff

21.00 DJ Set Partie carrée Les seconds couteaux vs Bouillon Poli