On Thursday, November 25, at 6 pm, you are kindly invited to a talk by Maximilian Lehner about Alternative Art Spaces and Their Alternatives!*
Alternative Art Spaces and Their Alternatives
25. 11. 2021 at 6 pm, Škuc Gallery
In the last years, more and more alternative or off-spaces entered the art scene. Oftentimes, we might wonder what might be alternative about them, and what could still constitute an alternative today. As the emergence and proliferation of such spaces is not a new phenomenon, this talk will look into different histories of off-spaces. Departing from the question of what constitutes the ‘alternative’ in their definitions, it should be a start for a conversation on the possibilities of alternative art spaces today.
Maximilian Lehner works as a research and teaching assistant at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Media at KU Linz and co-founded The Real Office (RO) in Stuttgart, an agency for concepts, funding, and project management in the independent art scene. Maximilian studied art theory and philosophy in Paris, Stuttgart, and Linz, where he currently pursues his doctoral studies. He participated in curatorial courses by Ruth Noack and Grace Samboh at Salzburg Summer Academy and by Joanna Warsza at ECCA Cluj/Timisoara Art Encounters Foundation. His main research interests are in the entanglement of temporal structures and socio-political narratives in contemporary art, theories of artistic research, the history of art and technology movements, and convergences between new technologies and art. Apart from his academic research, Maximilian develops projects with RO in Stuttgart and Salzburg, and curated/s exhibition for art spaces such as ElectroPutere (Craiova/Bucharest), Škuc Gallery (Ljubljana), ParzOne (Grieskirchen), Fünfzigzwanzig (Salzburg), and BLOK (Zagreb). He is part of bad curating inc.
*Attending the event is permitted only with a negative PCR or RAT test result or a medical certificate of recovery or vaccination.
The Škuc Gallery programme is supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Ljubljana.