What is a local context?

date datum 15 November 2011 19:00location locatie Witte de With, Melanchotopia epicenter (3rd floor)


Photo 2011: Steffen Jagenburg

Conversation between Nicolaus Schafhausen and Razvan Ion (co-director of Bucharest Biennale – Bucharest Biennial for Contemporary Art and co-editor of Pavilion – journal for politics and culture).

Topic: What is a local context?

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About the participants
Ion, Răzvan

Răzvan Ion (b. 1970) is a theoretician, curator, cultural manager and political activist. He is the co-editor (with Eugen Rădescu), of PAVILION - journal for politics and culture, co-director of BUCHAREST BIENNALE and in 2008 he was appointed director of PAVILION - center for contemporary art & culture. He has lectured at venues including the University of California, Berkeley; Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Political Science Faculty, Cluj; Art Academy, Timisoara;  La Casa Encedida, Madrid; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; University of Lisbon; and the University of London. Ion writes for different magazines and newspapers, and recently curated "Exploring the Return of Repression" at Pavilion, Bucharest and rum46, Aarhus. He is now working on the book projects "Exploring the Return of Repression" and "Rhizomic Structures Of Art Institutions. Neo-Politics Of Culture". His latest curatorial project was “From Comtemplating  to Constructing Situations", dealing with anarchist and collective activism and social-political movements in art. He is a professor of curatorial studies and critical thinking at the University of Bucharest, Romania. Ion lives and works in Bucharest.

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