April 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 2 PM
Many thanks to the artist, critic and curator Mohammad Salemy for his lecture & workshop Against (Americanized) German Idealism: Meme Magic Factory within the framework of the international BAI Spring Academy about Art & Criticism and providing a comprehensive insight into the evolution and creation of his interdisciplinary practice and projects. The event was part of the Studio Program at BAI | Berlin Artist Residency, Art School & Arts Incubator.
“Mohammad Salemy speaks about his methodologies of writing fiction, non fiction, as well as his ambivalent content production on Facebook as a form of artistic & intellectual practice. In his hands on workshop, participants will learn of hybrid methodologies for research and production of very short fictions, status updates and memes. The participants will use these methods to produce materials that reimagine the chosen topics to push them outside of their defined and accepted boundaries using the power of words, images and memetic metaphors.” (Text by courtesy of Mohammad Salemy )
Mohammad Salemy is an independent Berlin-based artist, critic and curator from Canada. He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University and an MA in Critical Curatorial Studies from the University of British Columbia. He has shown his works in Ashkal Alwan’s Home Works 7 (Beirut, 2015), Witte de With (Rotterdam, 2015) and Robot Love(Eindhoven, 2018). His writings have been published in e-flux, Flash Art, Third Rail, Brooklyn Rail, Ocula, Arts of the Working Class and Spike. Salemy’s curatorial experiment For Machine Use Only was included in the 11th edition of Gwangju Biennale (2016). Together with Patrick Schabus, he forms the artist collective Alphabet Collection. Salemy is the Organizer at The New Centre for Research & Practice.
More information on THE NEW CENTRE FOR RESEARCH & PRACTICE Website.