David Goldenberg – In search of Post Autonomy

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Via Francesco Sforza 49, Milano, Italia

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David Goldenberg
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Talk con David Goldenberg dal titolo In search of Post Autonomy

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In search of Post Autonomy
Glenda Cinquegrana: The Studio
via F. Sforza, 49 I- 20122 Milan
Talk: Saturday, October 6th 2012 at 4 o’clock PM.
Guest Speakers: Beatrice Catanzaro, Eleana Louka, Daniele Marx, Elisabeth Penker,
Radical Intention, Wim Salki.
The gallery Glenda Cinquegrana: the Studio is pleased to announce the talk that the
David Goldenberg will stage at the gallery, called In search of Post Autonomy, as a
complement of the exhibition The Scenarios of Post Autonomy, taking place until the 9th of
The following words are from an artist’s statement.
Now that the exhibition the Scenarios of Post Autonomy is in place, we can now go
onto the next stage and look at how to use the material facts of the exhibition itself to assist
us to think about clarifying the term Post Autonomy and make it understandable.
The Scenarios of Post Autonomy uses the term Post Autonomy to address the existing
state of affairs as though we already exist in a state of Post Autonomy whether the break
down of our freedoms and attacks against the institution of art or the use of Post Autonomy as
a fiction, as a proposition, that we can use to start to build a new art, a 2nd history of art.
The exhibition sought 2 basic issues “How to visualise what is understood by Post
Autonomy as a discourse examining Biennials, globalisation and colonisation” and, by using the
image of a Mobile Documenta as a route out of the problems inherent to Modernism and the
backdrop that we all work in.
The exhibition proposes a number of claims - because we have not addressed the
fundamental problems at the heart of Modernism i.e. its role in globalisation and colonisation
the notion that we have art, language and thinking is an illusion, and this problem is made
more complex today through the existence of Global Neo Liberalism that has absorbed all
positions and thinking. By using the labour of establishing the position of Post Autonomy we
can establish just such a position that allows us to pose a critique of the existing state of
affairs, and look at recovering thinking and a language and build a 2nd history of art along
fundamentally new principles.
If we understand the use of Post Autonomy as a route out of the problems posed by
Modernism and a means of not repeating those problems and establishing a new art then How
do we use the different threads of thinking developed throughout the exhibition to clarify the
context that allows us to ask the following basic questions – How do we think about Post
Autonomy? How do we pose a question about Post Autonomy? And how do we search for the
language of Post Autonomy?
The talks will then lead to The Scenarios of Post autonomy stage 3 – In search of Post
Autonomy a collaborative series of random talks and new drawing and texts in different sites
around Milan.
*David Goldenberg is looking for collaborators to work on this part of the project.
For further information on David Goldenberg’s Post Autonomy project, please consult
the following sites: http://www.postautonomy.co.uk, and
http://www.postautonomyarchive.co.uk, and the social networks opened during the exhibition:
Guests and main issues:
Beatrice Catanzaro from Nablus, expressing her opinion on How to build a new
political role for art, (for more details http://baitalkarama.org/);
Eleana Louka from London talking about the Performative documentary practices, and
will show her new video (for more details:
Daniele Marx from Rio de Janeiro, intervening on the Breaking through Colonial and
Global practices;
(for more details http://www.danielemarx.com/);
Elisabeth Penker from Vienna, talking about her First Nations Pavilion;
(for more details
Radical Intention from Milan will talk about the Examination of radical art practices
today and whether there is a role for the Avant Garde (for more details
Wim Salki from Holland will discuss his new project examining Neo Liberalism “Before I
forget…Frustuck bei Tiffany..work in progress” (for more details about this project, please
check http://www.wimsalki.eu).
Biography of the artist
David Goldenberg, (Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK, 1956) is an important English conceptual artist.
Main Individual Shows_For years, his research has been concentrated on the Post Autonomy concept,
which he has developed in a number of shows held at important international institutions, standouts
amongst which are the recent Template - Mobile Documenta, Chisenhale Studios, London (2011), The
Space of Post Autonomy, Arts Depot, Vienna (2011), Plausible Artworlds, Basekamp, Philadelphia (2010),
Mobile Documenta, Fordham Gallery, Londra (2009), The Time of Post Autonomy is Now, Your space, Van
Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland (2009), The Space of Post Autonomy, Local Operations, Serpentine
Gallery, London (2007). Main Collective Shows_Goldenberg has participated in a number of collective
shows of international stature, standouts amongst which are the Berlin Biennal (2012), the Second
Biennial of Mongolia (2010), the tenth edition of the Istanbul Biennial (2007), and the Sexth Biennial of
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2003). To these must be added the exhibitions at international public
institutions, such as Jump Into Cold Water, Shedhalle, Zurich (2006), Century City, Tate Modern, London
(2001), Out of Space, Kolnischerkustverein, Germany (2000). Selected Bibliography_ Atlantica, 48/49,
2010, Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art Annual, 2007, Les Merveilles du monde, di Jane Lee, a White
Window Project, 2006; Postautonomie, by Stefan Beck, Gutleut Verlaug, 2006; Art Anthology, DuMont
Literatur und Kunst Verlag, Cologne, 2004; New Media in Late Twentieth Century Art, by Michael Rush,
Thames and Hudson book Ed., Londra, 1995; Installation Art, by Michael Petry, Thames and Hudson
Book Ed., London, 1993.
The Studio follows the most recent trends in Italian and international art. An exhibition
space designed for private enjoyment, it was inspired by the creation of new means of
communicating with the public, nearer to the one-to-one and on-demand models