ANSELM FRANKE: the Grammar of the Court

CANCELLED – Due to unforeseen circumstances, the lecture by Anselm Franke on Monday, November 23, 2009 has been cancelled.

The University of British Columbia’s Critical and Curatorial Studies Program and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery present The Grammar of the Court, a talk by Anselm Franke as part of the Curatorial Lecture Series.

This talk, The Grammar of the Court will examine ‘performance’ in the court of law as a particular case, operating in a social topography whose borders – such as the regimes of difference between artifice and facticity, construction and truth – are drawn up entirely differently from any other ‘stage’ or scripted space. This talk will make use of Franke’s recent work and bring it into constellation with the installation World Rehearsal Court, an exhibition of work by Judy Radul at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Among other influences, it will refer to Bruno Latour’s ethnography of ‘associations’ and ‘enunciation regimes’.

Anselm Franke is a curator and writer. He is director of Extra City – Kunsthal Antwerpen in Belgium. He has been co-curator of Manifesta 7 in Italy, 2008. Previously, Franke acted as curator of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin until 2006, where he organized exhibitions such asTerritories: Islands, Camps and Other States of Utopia (2003); Image Archives (2001/2002); and co-developed the project No Matter How Bright the Light, the Crossing Occurs At Night (2006). He has edited and published various publications and is a contributor to magazines such asMetropolis M, Piktogram, and Cabinet.

The Curatorial Lecture Series presents lectures on contemporary curatorial practice. The series is organized by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in collaboration with the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory; the Museum of Anthropology; and the Department of Anthropology; with the support of the Audain Endowment for Curatorial Studies; and the Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia.