Monday Evening Lecture – On Archival Practices and Critical Fabulations by Sonia Kazovsky

Sonia kazovsky’s work speculates possibilities for other worlds and social configurations. The propositions that Sonia brings forward are based on rigorous research into the theories and cultures that constituted the location from which she speaks. In the lecture Sonia will talk about the trajectory that brought her to articulate her artistic practice. The lecture will take the form of storytelling: weaving together anecdotes from personal biography, fiction, politics and artworks altogether presenting a reflection on Art and being an artist in the financial and political contemporary.

Power Play Fighting For Dead and Non-Existent Spirits, Sonia Kazovsky 2019

Sonia Kazovsky (RU/IL 1989) is an artist and researcher based in Amsterdam. Often collaborative, she adopts an intersectional approach that combines values from critical pedagogy and feminist institutional critique.  Sonia writes plays, in which the theater figures as medium and mode of presentation. This allows for the practice and presentation of prefigurative politics. Prefigurative politics refers to modes of societal and organisational structures, that aim to reflect a wishful future. That places emphasis on both the back-end of production, as well as the moment of presentation. Kazovsky’s work has been exhibited in institutional and self organized frameworks -among which the Van Abbemuseum, in Eindhoven(NL); State of Concept in Athens (GR); Perdu Poetry foundation in Amsterdam (NL); Oostpol Theater in Arnhem (NL); Kunstraum Düsseldorf (DE). In 2016 she was part of the YCW of the Berlin Biennale 9 (DE) and in 2019 she was nominated for the Artist revelation prize by MAD, Paris. Most recently she was awarded the Young Talent stipend from the Mondriaan Fund for the year 2020-2021. Her work is part of the national library of the Netherlands.

If you are interested in joining in person, Monday 12.4 18:00h please register at: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/LectureOnarchivalpracticesandcriticalFabulations@grac.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/