On 10 June, If I Can’t Dance presents Edition IV, with new projects in development by artists Jeremiah Day, Sung Hwan Kim, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Hito Steyerl and Emily Wardill, at the Wyspa Institute of Art in Gdansk. During an afternoon programme, If I Can’t Dance invites its five commissioned artists to speak about their new works, which are to be finalized and presented to the public in fall/winter 2011. The gathering will provide a platform for exchange and discussion among the artists and with the audience. Curator Jacob Korczynski is moderator of the day. Download Jacob’s report of the gathering below.
If Can’t Dance’s field of research for Edition IV is the notion of affect, which can be read in the light of our continuing investigations into the construction of subjectivity and the politics of identity. Our interest in affect illuminates and intensifies our projects, allowing for connections to be made where relevant.
The programme takes place in the context of If I Can’t Dance’s contribution to Alternativa, the international contemporary visual art festival that aims to investigate the ways in which contemporary art intersects with the political.
The commissioned works are developed in collaboration with our current partner organisations M HKA in Antwerp, Site Gallery in Sheffield, Tate Modern in London, Veemtheater in Amsterdam, and Wyspa Institute of Art in Gdansk.
Programme Friday 10 June, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk
Moderator: Jacob Korczynski
12:00 Introduction by If I Can’t Dance
12:15 Wendelien van Oldenborgh
13:00 Sung Hwan Kim
13:45 Lunch break
14:30 Jeremiah Day
15:15 Emily Wardill
16:00 Hito Steyerl
16:45 End of day