Regine Rapp, art historian, curator and co-director of ART LABORATORY BERLINVenue:
Regine Rapp will talk about her concept 'Hybrid Art Histories', which she has developed in her ongoing art historical research in the context of the projects at Art Laboratory Berlin. It aims at a theoretical reflection on recent artistic projects that critically engage with concrete, current scientific issues in microbiology, ecology and specifically climate crisis. The artists pursue artistic research that undermines traditional representative forms of art, seeks a direct engagement with (bio)materia, and incorporates performative, participatory practices. Aspects of sustainability are critically examined and processed.
Regine Rapp (born 1972) studied art history and Russian literature in Freiburg, St. Petersburg and Berlin. As an art historian, curator and co-director of Art Laboratory Berlin, she works and lives in Berlin. Her research focuses on art in the 20th and 21st centuries, especially installation art, artists' books, and Art & Science collaborations. As a research associate at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, she taught art history. As co-founder of Art Laboratory Berlin (2006), she researches, curates and publishes on 21st century art at the interface of science and technology. She has conceived and realized more than 40 exhibition projects as well as numerous international conferences (Time and Technology, Synaesthesia, [macro]biologies & [micro]biologies, Nonhuman Subjectivities / Nonhuman Agents, Mind the Fungi, Art & Ecology, Under the viral Shadow, and the collective project Hackers, Makers, Thinkers).
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The talk is part of the public event series EXPANDED SUSTAINABILITY of Prof. Christin Lahr's class Artistic Action and Research with guests in the winter semester 2022/23.