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Alexandra Landré on Mon, 12 Mar 2007 21:48:24 +0100 (CET)


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[Nettime-nl] The Classroom with Nina Fischer and Marouan el Sani


The Professorship for Art and Public Space is proud to present:

The Classroom with

Nina Fischer & Marouan el Sani

19 march 2007, 5 pm, Gerrit Rietveld Academy



The artist Nina Fischer ( Emden, 1965, Germany) and Marouan el Sani ( Duisberg, 1966, Germany) have been working as an artist duo since 1993.

In their work, they make use of different media such as film, video, photography and installations.

In 2001, Fischer/ El Sani started a series of projects and installations that focus on the former East German ‘Palast der Republik’ in Berlin.

The building has been deserted since 1990 and was subject to numerous political debates concerning its heritage and future function, either to be broken down or to be kept as a monument for the communist utopia.

While the political debate continued and extensive renovation was necessary, the building, partially striped down, was left in a state of ambiguity.

The artists explored this undetermined condition and investigated the potential usage of the building, displaying the different utopian dreams

for the same architectural framework, creating parallel meanings. The architectural construction becomes a point of departure for the archaeological research on

the collective memory, questioning its psychological relation in moments of transition.



Fischer / El Sani recently finished their five-month residency at Virtual Museum Zuidas, producing the work ‘Rise’. It can be seen during the exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam from 17 march until the 13th of may 2007.



Date:                     Monday 19 march 2007

Time:                     5pm

Location:              Room 105

                               Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Moderator:           Jennifer Steetskamp,

Netherlands Media Art Institute Montevideo/Time Based Art



For further information, please contact Alexandra Landré:

a.landre {AT} rietveldacademie.nl or visit our website http://www.lkpr.nl

For additional information on the artists please go to www.fischerelsani.net

The lecture is realized in collaboration with the audiovisual department.
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