Oliver Ressler: A World Where Many Worlds Fit, Talk on his Artistic Practice
12 October 2012, 19.00
Oliver Ressler is an artist and filmmaker, who engages in curating exhibitions as a component of his artistic activities. Ressler focuses on issues such as economics, democracy, forms of resistance, social alternatives, racism and global warming; which often blur the boundaries between art and activism. All of his projects are based on extensive research.
For the Taipei Biennale 2008, Ressler curated an exhibition on the anti-globalization movement, A World Where Many Worlds Fit, that traveled to the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishopâ€™s University, Sherbrooke, Canada in 2010. A show on the financial crisis, Itâ€™s the Political Economy, Stupid, co-curated with Gregory Sholette, has been presented at the Austrian Cultural Forum, New York and the Centre of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki in 2012 and will travel to Pori Art Museum in Finland in 2013. For this yearâ€™s Steirischer Herbst festival he co-curated with Carlos Motta the exhibition Absolute Democracy at < rotor > and a related conference in Graz, Austria. Since 2007, Ressler has been a member of the curatorial board of the Secession, Vienna.
In this presentation the artist will focus on both his art projects and curatorial projects.