Inclinations – Monthly Talks Series at Or Gallery Berlin

2013 - Ongoing

Inclinations is a monthly speaker series at Or Gallery Berlin, hosting philosophers, artists, curators, and…

The presentation of work revolves around the posing of a question that is the thrust of a guest’s activities. It goes without saying that questions may not be answered, but are grappled with in their unresolvability. An inclination is the force of attraction to a question (without a straightforward response), yet also to each other, as a community who partakes in a common quest(ion).

Hosted by Patricia Reed

Inclinations #1 – David Kishik
How Many Artists Does It Take to Unscrew a Philosopher? (and vice versa)
Tuesday April 2, 2013 | 19:30

Inclinations #2 – Joanna Kusiak and Joanna Warsza
Out of the Red? Post-communist Idiosyncrasies of Warsaw
Tuesday June 11, 2013 | 19:30

Inclinations #3 – Marina Vishmidt
Speculating with the Duck of Doubt?
Tuesday July 2, 2013 | 19:30

Inclinations #4 – Matteo Pasquinelli and Wietske Maas
Eating the “I” or Eating the Eye? Stanzas from the Manifesto of Urban Cannibalism
Wednesday July 17, 2013 | 19:30

Inclinations #5 – Armen Avanessian and Andreas Töpfer
Drawing Speculative Poetics?
Monday August 5, 2013 | 19:30

Inclinations #6 – Iris Dressler and Hans D Christ
Speaking about, with, or nearby?
Tuesday December 17, 2013 | 19:30

Inclinations #7 – Anthony Iles
Is the Intentional Abolition of Art Only More Art?
Tuesday January 14, 2014 | 19:30

Inclinations #8 – Isabell Lorey
The Government of the Precarious. Insecurity, Virtuosity, Exodus
Wednesday February 19, 2014 | 19:30

Inclinations #9 – Daniel C. Barber
Can Unpossessed Knowledge Fabulate Without Speculation?
Tuesday March 11, 2014 | 19:30

Inclinations #10 – Bettina Steinbrügge
Modes of Curatorial Practice: Between Art, Cinema and Performance
Tuesday April 15, 2014 | 19:30

Inclinations #11 – Kerstin Stakemeier
Contention: Symbolism Against Realism
Tuesday May 6, 2014 | 19:30

Inclinations #12 – Ana Teixeira Pinto
The Pigeon in the Machine
Tuesday June 10, 2014 | 19:30

Inclinations #13 – Michael G. Birchall
Activism in Art: For the De-proletarianized Petty Bourgeoisie
Tuesday July 15, 2014 | 19:30

Inclinations #14 – Georgios Papadopoulos
Why is Money More Appealing than Art?
Tuesday October 14, 2014 | 19:30

Inclinations #15 – Paul Feigelfeld
Tecologies and Machinoiserie
Tuesday November 10, 2014 | 19:30

Inclinations #16 – Michael Eddy (Guest hosted by Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga)
Can Artists Suspend their Conversion of Experience into Capital?
Tuesday November 26, 2014 | 19:30

Inclinations #17 – Federica Bueti
Riddled Matter of Practice
Tuesday December 16, 2014 | 19:30

Inclinations #18 – Ewa Majewska
What is Feminist Public Art Today?
Tuesday March 24, 2015 | 19:30

Inclinations #19 – Tzuchien Tho
What do Impossible Objects Do?
Tuesday May 5, 2015 | 19:30

Inclinations #20 – Post-Natural Politics
With: Helen Hester, Matteo Pasquinelli, Rory Rowan & Nick Srnicek
Saturday October 3, 2015 | 15:00-18:00

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  1. Arriving at a question is already a departure.
  2. Questions are a declaration of departure.
  3. Arriving at a question in thought or activity is also the creation of a trajectory, of inclining oneself towards an unknown goal, yet not without direction.
  4. A question inclines a departure in a particular way, but a question itself is generic – it propels all modes of seeking some thing. Questions possess the force of bending and swerving ideas/action.
  5. A question is the confrontation and departure from a lack. To arrive at a question is to arrive at a gap in knowledge, action and speech – a gap that cannot be immediately filled in without the inclination towards something other.
  6. A question is indisciplinary; the inclining magnetism of a question knows no disciplinary bounds.