eikones workshop: The Whole Cool System

In conjunction with Sam Lewitt’s Kunsthalle Basel exhibition More Heat Than Light (April 1–May 29, 2016) a symposium entitled The Whole Cool System will be held at the NCCR Iconic Criticism eikones on May 27, 2016. Social production is defined today by attempts to steer economic and political life as information processing systems. This symposium focuses on how art could possibly engage, launch a critique, or simply articulate the mechanisms of the entanglement of information systems with the production of social life. Concept: Simon Baier

10.15 – 11 am
Simon Baier (Basel): Hot Air – An Introduction

11 am – 12 noon
André Rottmann (Berlin): The Said and the Unsaid – Architecture as Apparatus in the Work of John Knight

12 noon – 2 pm
Besuch der Ausstellung More Heat Then Light von Sam Lewitt und Mittagessen, Kunsthalle Basel, Steinenberg 7, 4051 Basel

2 pm – 3 pm
Sam Lewitt (New York): The Grid and the Gradient

3 pm – 4 pm
Devin Fore (Princeton): A Nation of Devils: Proletkul’t Organizational Science

4 pm – 5 pm
Felicity Scott (New York): The Art of Supply and Demand – Les Levine

5 pm – 6 pm
Sebastian Egenhofer (Vienna): Techniques of memory in Marcel Broodthaers’ Work

Rheinsprung 11, 4051 Basel
More information: www.eikones.ch