International Inspiration #7: Andrew Berardini

International Inspiration #7: Andrew Berardini
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Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia and Institute of Art History and Visual Culture of Estonian Academy of Arts present:

Lecture series “International Inspiration” 2017/2018

Andrew Berardini "One Break, A Thousand Blows!: How to Make Art History"
12.04 at 18 lecture (Kohtu 6)
13.04 at 10.15 seminar (Suur-Kloostri 11)

Andrew Berardini is born in California and lives in Los Angeles. He is a writer of quasi-essayistic prose poems about art and other sensual subjects, occasional editor and curator with past exhibitions with MOCA - Los Angeles, Palais de Tokyo - Paris, and Castello Di Rivoli - Turin and most recently co-curator of the LULUNNIAL in Mexico City. Berardini formerly held curatorial appointments at LAXART and the Armory Center for the Arts and on the editorial staff of Semiotext(e). He is recentish the author of Danh Vo: Relics (Mousse, 2015) and currently finishing a book about color and another about how to be an unprofessional artist. 

Berardini is a regular contributor to Artforum, Spike, and ArtReview and an editor at Mousse, Art-Agenda, Momus, and the Art Book Review. Warhol/Creative Capital and 221a Curatorial Grantee. Faculty at the Mountain School of Arts since 2008 and the Banff Centre since 2014. Recently judge for the Sadakichi Award for Experimental Scent and on the panel for the Bar-Fund Grant. His research interests include artwriting as an aspect of literature, color, scent, radical subjectivity, ecstatic resistance, literary chimeras, corporeality, language as incantation, unprofessionalism, the permeability between fiction and reality, underground culture, the erotics of art, and the aesthetic history of California.

The lecture is accompanied by seminar, on April 13 at 10.15AM at Department of Visual Culture and Art History (Suur-Kloostri 11). Please write to Karin Vicente for additional information:

All lectures and seminars are free of charge and in English. The lectures are recorded and shared on Estonian Academy of Arts’ Vimeo page.

The lecture series hosts internationally recognized curators and critics who are introducing their practice, work methods and are consulting students in seminars. The series is part of opening programme of new curatorial field of study at the Master’s programme of Visual Culture Department.

The list of lecturers in 2017 and 2018 includes curator Vincent Honoré (09.11.2017), curator Vasif Kortun (23.11), curator Martha Kirszenbaum (07.12), documenta14 curator Dieter Roelstraete (26.01), poet and art critic Quinn Latimer (21.02), curator Lumi Tan (22.03), art critic Andrew Berardini (12.04), feminist curator Maura Reilly (03.05), curator and critic Antonia Alampi (31.05).

Supported by Estonian Cultural Endowment, Estonian Academy of Science

This program is made possible by funding from the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation. 
Project is funded by EU European Regional Development Fund.