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Studio Mischa Kuball

Liebe Leserinnen und Leser,
wir freuen uns Sie über die kommenden Termine mit Mischa Kuball in den USA zu informieren und freuen uns über Ihr Kommen! Die Ankündigungen folgen in englischer Sprache.
Dear readers,
we are happy to announce the upcoming appointments with Mischa Kuball in the U.S. and are looking forward to your attendance!


Public Preposition

Monday, 18 April, 6 p.m. at Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Mischa Kuball’s “public preposition” is a group of projects, and performances made over several decades. Focusing on the theme of memory practice, these works are united by a central question: in what locations and under what circumstances is a “public” constituted and how should it be understood? Many of Kuball's interventions and projects were temporary in nature and only exist in photo documentation form. In this sense, “public preposition” points to a fundamental contradiction of the public sphere: on one hand, it sees itself as unlimited, but on the other the audience of an intervention or event is objectively limited. For this reason, to introduce “public preposition” in a public lecture of its own can be seen as a gesture toward creating a public and including individual projects in a larger context such as memory practice.

Location: Graduate School of Design, Gropius Room L-08, Grund Hall

COVID-19 regulations: Non-Harvard ID holders are asked to check in at the security desk and provide proof of vaccination. Once checked in, enter the Francis Loeb library on your left and staff can direct you to the Gropius Room on the lower level. Face masks are required at all times regardless of vaccination status.

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What role do artists play in reimagining the construction of our public space?

Tuesday, 19 April, 7:30 p.m. at Goethe Institut, Boston, MA

An in-person conversation between artists Mischa Kuball and Juan Obando, moderated by Devin Morris of The Teacher’s Lounge.

Building on Goethe Institut Boston's last conversation in partnership with Now + There on global monuments, this panel asks what role artists play in reimagining the construction of our public spaces? Exploring how artists can intervene with monuments and create new modes of commemoration and community, artists Mischa Kuball and Juan Obando will share their respective practices. Inspired by localized collective action in communities worldwide, they will discuss current and upcoming projects that consider the afterlife of a monument as well as alternative approaches to visualizing site-specific trauma.  After brief presentations from the artists, Devin Morris from the Teacher's Lounge will moderate a discussion about reimagining the future of monuments.

Goethe Institut is looking forward to welcoming you at the Goethe-Institut Boston for an in-person event, but if you find you cannot make it, you are invited to watch the live-stream at YouTube

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Image: © Daniel Biskup/Morris/Obando


Spaces for Remembrance

Friday, 22 April, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at The Lyceum, City of Alexandria, VA

Mischa Kuball will be giving a lecture at Historic Alexandria's symposium addressing Design for Sites that Promote Reconciliation and Racial Justice Healing. The symposium is part of the Alexandria Community Remembrance Project.

Location: Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314

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On Collective Healing with Mischa Kuball

Sunday, 24 April, 3 p.m. at Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC

How can art catalyze communities? Can it stimulate collective healing?

Over the past several decades Mischa Kuball has created a series of site-specific artworks titled “public preposition,” calling attention to the relationship between public sites and their surrounding communities and contexts. Many of these projects are temporary in nature, some existing only in photo documentation and others using ephemeral media such as light and performance to stage architectural interventions that raise questions about how the very notion of a “public” is constituted. Running throughout this body of work is a subtle understanding of the symbolic and transformative power of light to summon emotions, energize communities, and stimulate conversations. Kuball will join Hirshhorn assistant curator Betsy Johnson to discuss how he has used light in his practice to catalyze communities and begin the process of collective healing.

This program is presented in partnership with the Goethe-Insitut.

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Studio Mischa Kuball – Appointments in the U.S. this week – Newsletter #11