Heba Y. Amin: Female Subjectivities and Technological Dystopias

7/5 2019 7 pm

Egyptian artistHeba Y. Amin grounds her work in extensive research that looks at theconvergence of politics, technology, and architecture. Techno-utopian ideas, asmanifest in characteristic machines of colonial soft power, are at the heart ofAmin’s work. Starting from the idea that landscape is an expression of dominantpolitical power – Heba Y. Amin looks for tactics of subversion and othertechniques to undermine consolidated systems and flip historical narrativesthrough a critical spatial practice. Amin teaches at Bard College Berlin, is adoctorate fellow in art history at Freie Universität, and a current Field ofVision fellow in NYC. She is the co-founder of the Black Athena Collective, thecurator of visual art for the MIZNA journal (US), and co-curator for thebiennial residency program DEFAULT with Ramdom Association (IT). Furthermore, Amin is also one of the artists behind the subversive graffitiaction on the set of the television series “Homeland” which received worldwidemedia attention. Amin lives in Berlin.

The lecture is part of BITTE SEIEN SIE ACHTSAM. ANDERE BRAUCHEN IHREN KARLSPLATZ VIELLEICHT NOTWENDIGER, a project conceived and realized by the Studio for Conceptual Art [Post-Conceptual Art Practices//PCAP] Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. More…

Admission EUR 2