What was old is new again

A meeting of art and scholarship, November 21 to 23, 2008 | ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany

Conference Program

 

THURSDAY, November 20

 

16:00-18:00 Registration

ZKM Foyer

19:00-21:30 Reception

Restaurant Mediterane

 

FRIDAY, November 21

 

Session:  Belief Systems Under Construction  (10:00-12:30)

Chair:  Misha Bielicky, ZKM

 

10:00-10:40  Contemporary Christian Arts in China

Yiyi Chen, Beijing University

 

10:40-11:00  BREAK

 

11:00-11:40  Astronomical Creation Myths and the Mathematical Universe

Wayne Horowitz, Hebrew University

 

11:40-12:30  Do You Believe in the User?

Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied, Merz Akademie Stuttgart

 

12:30-13:30  LUNCH BREAK

 

Session:  DIY Belief Systems  (13:30-16:30)  

Chair:  Theo J.H. Krispijn, Leiden University

 

13:30-14:10  A Culture of Technological Obsolescence

Marcin Ramocki, New Jersey City University

 

14:10-14:50  K. Marx and the Destiny of Classical Art

Dmitry Gutov, Lifshitz Institute Moscow

 

14:50-15:00  BREAK

 

15:00-15:40  Pataphysics: The Science of Imaginary Solutions

Joey Skaggs, Joey Skaggs Presentations

 

15:40-16:30  From (music) Minimalism to (media) Maximalism

Barbara London, MoMA NYC

 

16:30-18:00  Explore ZKM Media Museum: Exhibition YOU-ser:

Walk through with: Anja Gossens, ZKM & Barbara London, MoMA NYC & Misha Bielicky, ZKM

 

18:00-20:00  DINNER BREAK

 

20:00-21:30  Film: 8bit

Marcin Ramocki, Director of 8bit

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

 

Session:  Belief Systems, The Musical  (10:00-12:30)

Chair:  Marcin Ramocki, New Jersey City University

 

10:00-10:40  Animals Making Music

Bo Lawergren, Hunter College NYC

 

10:40-11:00  BREAK

 

11:00-11:40  The New Raw Unconsciousness

Luke Murphy, Lukelab NYC

 

11:40-12:30  Sumerian Cultic Songs and Music

Theo J.H. Krispijn, Leiden University

 

12:30-13:30  LUNCH BREAK

 

Session:  Architecture, Design, and Tradition  (13:30-16:30)

Chair:  Wayne Horowitz, Hebrew University

 

13:30-14:10  Sinan’s Sculptural Architecture in Istanbul

Muzaffer Ozgules, METU Ankara

 

14:10- 14:50  Race, Language, and Culture in Nineteenth Century Science

Netanel Anor, Hebrew University

 

14:50- 15:10  BREAK

 

15:10-15:50  Adoration of the King’s Image

Naomi May, Freie Universitat Berlin

 

15:50-16:30  Medicine: where religion and science meet

Irene Sibbing, Leiden University

 

16:30-17:10  Avantgarde is nur das

Bazon Brock, Wuppertal University

 

18:00-22:00  ZKM EXHIBITION “MEDIUM RELIGION”

Opening 18:00-19:30

Reception (Buffet) 19:30-22:00

 

SUNDAY, November 23

 

Session:  An Old New Perspective  (10:00-12:30)

Chair:  Yiyi Chen, Peking University

 

10:00-10:40  Talmud Design and the Internet

Mel Alexenberg, Emunah College Israel

 

10:40-11:00  BREAK

 

11:00-11:40  The future will never be what it used to be

Misha Bielicky, ZKM

 

11:40-12:30  Reflections on Modern Belief Systems         

Discussion: Chasm between Contemporary Art and Ancient History

              

FAREWELL