On the 12th of July the two founders and curators of Art Laboratory Berlin, Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz, will visit the Van Eyck in the framework of the current exhibition at the Van Eyck Non-Human Narratives. The will give the Lunch Lecture: Current art in the postanthropocentric age. On the series “Nonhuman Subjectivities” at Art Laboratory Berlin (2016–2017).
All welcome at 13:00 in the central exhibition space.
Art Laboratory Berlin is an contemporary art space in Berlin at the meeting point of art, science and technology.
In the current age of post humanism we can encounter a rising interest for nonhuman agents from the side of artists internationally. This public talk will present various artistic projects and theoretical research, based on Art Laboratory Berlin’s ongoing series “Nonhuman Subjectivities/ Non human Agents”. Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz will present different artistic strategies to discuss the manifold thematic and aesthetic approaches from the phenomenon of object-oriented perception to artist/scientist collaboration. Be it narrative strategies, aesthetic strategies of immersion, bridging medical historical phenomena with gender issues, or combining scientific laboratory and art practices – it is challenging to explore a variety of approaches towards the nonhuman. Next to artistic positions they will also reflect theoretical ones (Rosi Braidotti; John Grey; Donna Haraway) to better understand the phenomenon of the nonhuman.
Regine Rapp is an art historian and curator, with specific research in 20th and 21st century art – installation art, artist books and art & science collaborations. She worked as Assistant Professor for Art History at the Burg Giebichenstein Art Academy Halle until 2013. Christian de Lutz, originally from New York, is a visual artist and curator. As co-directors and curators of Art Laboratory Berlin they have curated over 40 shows, published several books and developed several international conferences: Sol LeWitt_Symposium (2011), Synaesthesia Discussing a phenomenon in the arts, humanities and (neuro-) science (2013), and Nonhuman Agents in Art, Culture and Theory (upcoming in November 2017). Their newest publication '[macro]biologies & [micro]biologies. Art and the Biological Sublime in the 21st Century' (2015) reflects theoretically on their projects from 2013-15.