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THERE IS A VISITOR # 13.

20/9 – 20/10 2013

A Special Project @ The 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art RAKETA & FRIENDS @ STATE DARWIN MUSEUM, MOSCOW, RUSSIA .

Curator: r a k e t a www.raketa.nu

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Co-curators: Anna Linder & Martin Schibli

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A R T I S T S

Nils Agdler, Conny Blom, Jon Brunberg, Jens Comén, Jakob Eklund, Markus Ernehed, Mikael Granlöf, Helena Granström, Ann Korzhova, Elin Magnusson, Timo Menke, Magnus Petersson, Dmitri Plax, Benjamin Quigley, Helene Ringberg, Anastasia Ryabova, Imri Sandström, Alex Shiriaieff, Susanne Skog, Mattias Sköld, Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir, Anders Widoff, Mark Wilson, Evgeny Yufit. JacStudios: Johan Carlsson, Georg Jagunov. 70°N: Magdalena Haggärde, Gisle Løkken, Berit Steenstrup. OEI: Cecilia Grönberg, Jonas (J) Magnusson. Raketa Institute: Cecilia Enberg, Åsa Lipka Falck, Camilla Schlyter Gezelius, Jann Lipka, Karin Lundgren Tallinger, Veronica Wiman.

• with the warmest thanks to the little river !


THERE IS A VISITOR #13.

water on the left, city on the right a tree, a mountain, an ocean. where is the highest point? nature, how could I tell you, so you would understand? fill in * can we ever enter the past or the future? was it a dream? was it a memory? a museum, which runs in all directions: there is a visitor * but one we do not expect, one we do not invite one which goes where we wish them not to go does things we do not expect. The museum and the nature that surrounds it act as a model and starting point for an exploration as well as a discussion on the significance of public space; making place for talks and discussions of the continuous development of democracy – in theory and in practice. In early spring 2006 Raketa made a documentation of the Biological Museum in Uppsala, Sweden. The documentation raised many questions concerning the identity of a museum containing a collection of the surrounding natural habitat. In what ways can the museum be a possible forum for discussing issues about nature, the global environment, politics, ethics, right of common, art, biology, philosophy, utopias and our common cultural heritage? This became the starting point and take-off for There is a Visitor # 13, a project together with State Darwin Museum in Moscow.

* footnotes in the State Darwin Museum * fill in your story – start here :


THERE IS A VISITOR # 13. A Special Project @ The 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art OCTOBER 16-18 2013 @ STATE DARWIN MUSEUM TALKS . OPEN LECTURES . ROUND TABLE .

The common starting point is the State Darwin Museum. Meeting And exchange between the artistic and scientific discipline. What is the critical discourse in contemporary art and why can it be relevant in a museum of natural sciences?

1. Wednesday 16

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sounds

* 16.00 - 17.00: OPEN LECTURE Susanne Skog - composer and sound artist Presentation of Öyvind Fahlström's sound work ”Fåglar i Sverige” [Birds in Sweden] (1963).

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17.00 – 17.20:

COFFEE BREAK

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17.20 – 17.50:

CONCERT/VIDEO

Markus Ernehed – There is a Visitor 07:07 (Zach Herchen, music / Raketa, video) Musician who likes electronical music just as much as country and jazz. Toured the USA several times performing with Abba-tribute Arrival. Played with hiphop-bands as well as avant-garde music. In 2013 he left Stockholm behind for his childhood home on the countryside of Jamtland, Northern Sweden. Markus Ernehed, Kalom, Saxophone.

Jens Comén – Far North 10:27 (Mattias Sköld, music / Raketa, video) Has been travelling all around the world, playing with his band Hoven Droven. Toured through out Norway performing for school kids with The Jets. From small venues on Swedish countryside to New York, and now, The Moscow Biennale! Jens Comén, Ostersund, Saxofon


2. Thursday 17

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13.00 – 15.00:

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learning / esthetica

OPEN TALK & DISCUSSION

Natalia Nosova - Head of School Department, the State Darwin Museum Petra Lundberg Bouquelon - Musician and composer. Lecturer and subject coordinator in esthetic learning, The Academic School of Culture and Education. Sodertorn University. What impact can art and the esthetic have on learning? What do we consider as knowledge and how can knowledge and education include transformative learning or bildung? How do we make practice out of theory? Reflections around these three questions

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16.00 – 17.20:

WORKSHOP: PLAY / SECRETS / FRAGMENTS

Workshop together with visitors of the museum. Collaboration with the School Department at the State Darwin Museum as a continuation and development of Raketa's & the Museums first collaboration in September 2012.


3. Friday 18

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13.00 - 13.45:

museum / exhibitions

OPEN TALK

From Raketa - Johanna Bratel, Landscape Architect, / Cecilia Enberg, Artist / Åsa Lipka Falck, Artist Presentation of methodological development based on a couple of projects completed within the recent years and specific The Mountain / The Path, displayed as a fragment in the ongoing exhibition. Intro by Johanna Bratel.

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13.45 – 14.00:

COFFEE BREAK

* 14.00 – 16.00: ROUND TABLE Anna Klukina – Director, State Darwin Museum Natalia Nosova - Head of School Department, the State Darwin Museum Igor Fadeev - Leading Researcher, State Darwin Museum Ekaterina Borovskaya - exhibitory agency Art Contract_between curator and museum Anastasia Ryabova, Artist Moderator: Ekaterina Sharova, Independent curator, Oslo/Arkhangelsk The importance of visualization to formulate/create knowledge How do we share knowledge? How do we mediate knowledge? The museum, the archive, the collection as a place for knowledge exchange and meeting.

* 16.15 – 17.15: GUIDE TOUR THERE IS A VISITOR # 13 Yana Shklyarskaya - Head of exhibitory projects of State Darwin Museum. A guided tour and strolling conversation.

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17.15:

MINGLE & DRINK


FILM PROGRAM OCTOBER 16 – 20 @ State Darwin Museum Vanishing Point (17 min) Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson

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Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

17.10: 18.10: 19.10: 20.10:

17.20 17.20 17.00 17.00

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Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson Vanishing Point: Where Species Meet is a three-channel video work, originally commissioned for the Gothenburg Biennial 2011. The brief was to make a sitespecific work and we focused on the roof of the main Biennial building called Roda Sten on the River Gota waterfront. The performance-based HD video work documents a meeting between a human and various species of gull around a specially built table at which food is prepared and shared. Although the work makes references to a biblical miracle narrative in which ideas of generosity are key, extending the idea strategically across and between species Vanishing Point can be seen as a critique on the legacy of how Christian values have been interpreted and together with Cartesian objectivity have placed anthropocentrism and human interests at the heart of our conceptions of the world to the detriment of more ecological consciousness. Such interests have contributed to a dislocation between human beings and the wider environment which is seen as a series of resources and sites for exploitation Vanishing Point examines the potential importance of what may remain beyond sight, beyond representation in considering a non-anthropocentric view. How something implicit but ultimately specifically occluded may act as a spur for extending our perceptual reach.


THERE IS A VISITOR # 13. Footnotes in the State Darwin Museum Sepember 20 – October 20, 2013.

The museum and the nature that surrounds it act as a model and a starting point for an exploration as well as a discussion on the significance of public space; making place for talks and discussions of the continuous development of democracy – in theory and in practice. In early spring 2006 Raketa made a documentation of the Biological Museum in Uppsala, Sweden. The documentation raised many questions concerning the identity of a museum containing a collection of the surrounding natural habitat. In what ways can the museum be a possible forum for discussing issues about nature, the global environment, politics, ethics, right of common, art, biology, philosophy, utopias and our common cultural heritage? This became the starting point and take-off for There is a Visitor # 13, a project together with State Darwin Museum in Moscow. The museum was founded in 1907 as part of the Moscow Higher Female Courses (MHFC). The museum holds a very large collection, an extensive archive and a great research library. One of the museum’s four founders was an artist and the museum also owns a large collection of art. It’s the first time the museum makes an exhibition of this kind: artists based their work upon the museum collection, comments and starts a talk concerning a museum and it’s content and context. The project has many inputs – but one is the need to communicate and to perceive the threats to biodiversity that exists but can not be seen – perhaps this is where a meeting between art, nature and science is important? /

Raketa, Uppsala 2008 – Mockba 2013

With support from: Swedish Arts Council, Helge Ax:son Johnsons Foundation, Icelandic Art Center, University of Cumbria and The Embassy of Sweden in Moscow .



THERE IS A VISITOR # 13 Moscow Biennale Exhibition and Talk Program2013