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Borrowed Knowledge: Stefanos Tsivopoulos and Alfredo Cramerotti 2011 by Alfredo Cramerotti

Borrowed Knowledge: Stefanos Tsivopoulos and Alfredo Cramerotti  2011

talk, seminar, debate

On October 4th, 2011 at 6:30pm - a discussion with Stefanos Tsivopoulos and Alfredo Cramerotti in connection with the current exhibition Stefanos Tsivopoulos: Borrowed Knowldege. - - - - - Borrowed Knowledge is a show in two parts: The Blind Image and The Public Library of Borrowed Knowledge. The show takes as its starting point an investigation into the construction of visual history and its relation to images and history’s claim to truth through two multifaceted works. The Blind Image brings together the film Amnesialand (2010), the artist’s most recent film Blind Image, a series of photos and display of books. The Public Library of Borrowed Knowledge will attempt to open up a participatory dialogue relating to the idea of knowledge production and cultural translation, initiating a collective working process for subsequent presentations. - - - - Alfredo Cramerotti (1967) is a writer, curator and artist based in the UK. His cultural practice explores the relationship between reality and representation across a variety of media and collaborations such as TV, radio, publishing, internet, media festivals, writing and exhibition curating. Among his recent research and curatorial activity: Director, Mostyn, Wales. Mostyn is the largest publicly funded contemporary art gallery in Wales. The gallery is a member of the Plus Tate partnership of 18 leading museums and galleries with shared aspirations, with Tate, to inspire people about art and deepen engagement in modern and contemporary art. Co-Curator, Manifesta 8 European biennial of contemporary art (2009-2011); Senior Curator, QUAD Derby (2008-2011), co-Curator, CPS Chamber of Public Secrets (2004-present) and co-Director, AGM Culture roaming curatorial agency (2003-present); Editor of the Critical Photography book series by Intellect Books. Recent publications include the book Aesthetic Journalism: How to inform without informing (2009) and Unmapping the City: Perspectives of Flatness (2010). Web: www.alcramer.net, www.mostyn.org, www.intellectbooks.com, www.agmculture.org - - - - - Stefanos Tsivopoulos (1973) is currently based in NYC and is part of the ISCP NY residency program. He has participated in residencies at the Rijksakademie van beeldenden kunst, Amsterdam; Platform Garanti, Istanbul; and IASPIS, Stockholm. Recent solo shows include Amnesialand, Heidelberg Kunstverein; The Real The Story The Storyteller, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam; and Lost Monument, Art Forum, Berlin. Group shows include Manifesta 8, Murcia; 1st Athens Biennale; Witte de With, Rotterdam; BFI Southbank, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; ev+a Biennial, Limerick; ACF, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; Centre Photographique d’lle, Paris; and Essl Museum, Vienna. Web: www.stefanostsivopoulos.com, www.prometeogallery.com - - - - - This exhibition is accompanied by a publication with texts by Matteo Lucchetti and Sanne Oorthuizen. http://www.iscp-nyc.org/ ISCP thanks the following contributors for their generous support: Brooklyn Arts Council, The Greenwich Collection,National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Stichting Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten Vormegiving en Bouwkunst, The Netherlands.