Karen Archey

Bodies in Space

21.01.2016, 19 Uhr, R 112

Workshop: 22.-23.02.2016


For her public lecture, critic and curator Karen Archey will present new research focusing on the body in contemporary art, and how the body has been reimagined via public and virtual space. In her paper „Bodies in Space: Identity, Sexuality, and the Abstraction of the Digital and Physical,“ Archey considers the body through artists working in new media, video and sculpture. She draws on the writings of Laura Mulvey, Donna Haraway, and Tiziana Terranova, bringing together feminist and media theory.

Karen Archey is an art critic and independent curator based in New York and Berlin. With a focus on feminist practices and the intersection of art and technology, her writing is regularly featured in Frieze, Art Review, Art-Agenda. She is Editor of e-flux conversations, and a 2016 Arts Writers Grant recipient for short-form writing. Archey recently served as Curator-in-Residence at Abrons Arts Center and as the Editor-at-Large of Rhizome at the New Museum. She co-curated the survey exhibition Art Post-Internet at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing (2014) and edited the PDF publication Art Post-Internet: INFORMATION/DATA, available at post-inter.net. Archey has recently contributed to anthologies published by van Abbemuseum, MIT Press, New Museum, Whitechapel, Sternberg Press, and more. She is the founder of the feminist working group Women Inc., which supports emerging women in the arts and responds to various feminist issues through group writing and events. She also regularly speaks about contemporary art at public symposia and art fairs, most recently at the Renaissance Soceity at University of Chicago, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, the Forum on Contemporary Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, e-flux, MoMA PS1, ARCOmadrid, National Slovak Gallery, and the Digital-Life-Design conference.





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