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November 22, 2012
Vernissage: L’ECLISSE redux

Location: Bureau for Open Culture, Via del Poggio 2, Siena, Italy 53100
Time: 19:45—21:15


November 22, 2012
ARCHITECTURE
James S. Williams, “The Rhythms of Life: An Appreciation of Michelangelo Antonioni, Extreme Aesthete of the Real,” 2008

The public is invited to participate in seminars with students of the Siena Art Institute and Bureau for Open Culture. Discussions are based on readings, urban explorations and research on topics such as alienation, urbanization, love, economy and architecture as they relate to the exhibition L’ECLISSE redux and the city of Siena.

Seminars are in English. Advance PDFs of readings downloadable at link above.

Location: Bureau for Open Culture, Via del Poggio 2, Siena, Italy 53100
Time: 16:45—19:45


November 15, 2012
ECONOMY
Paolo Scrivano, “Signs of Americanization in Italian Domestic Life: Italy’s Postwar Conversion to Consumerism,” 2005

The public is invited to participate in seminars with students of the Siena Art Institute and Bureau for Open Culture. Discussions are based on readings, urban explorations and research on topics such as alienation, urbanization, love, economy and architecture as they relate to the exhibition L’ECLISSE redux and the city of Siena.

Seminars are in English. Advance PDFs of readings downloadable at link above.

Location: Bureau for Open Culture, Via del Poggio 2, Siena, Italy 53100
Time: 16:45—19:45


November 14, 2012
FILM SCREENING
Siena Art Institute and Bureau for Open Culture host a screening of the 1962 film L’eclisse by Michelangelo Antonioni. Free and open to the public.

The screening is part of the research exhibition L’ECLISSE redux which uses Antonioni’s film to examine postwar urban development and contemporary social life in Siena.

Location: Siena Art Institute, Via Tommaso Pendola 37, 1st floor, Siena, Italy, 53100
Time: 20:00—22:00


November 8, 2012
LOVE
Gilberto Perez, “The Point of View of a Stranger: An Essay on Antonioni’s Eclipse,” 1991

The public is invited to participate in seminars with students of the Siena Art Institute and Bureau for Open Culture. Discussions are based on readings, urban explorations and research on topics such as alienation, urbanization, love, economy and architecture as they relate to the exhibition L’ECLISSE redux and the city of Siena.

Seminars are in English. Advance PDFs of readings downloadable at link above.

Location: Bureau for Open Culture, Via del Poggio 2, Siena, Italy 53100
Time: 16:45—19:45


November 6, 2012
URBANIZATION
Norman N. Holland, “Not Having Antonioni,” 1963

The public is invited to participate in seminars with students of the Siena Art Institute and Bureau for Open Culture. Discussions are based on readings, urban explorations and research on topics such as alienation, urbanization, love, economy and architecture as they relate to the exhibition L’ECLISSE redux and the city of Siena.

Seminars are in English. Advance PDFs of readings downloadable at link above.

Location: Bureau for Open Culture, Via del Poggio 2, Siena, Italy 53100
Time: 13:00—16:00


October 23, 2012
ALIENATION
Reading: Kevin Z. Moore, “Eclipsing the Commonplace: The Logic of Alienation in Antonioni’s Cinema,” 1995

The public is invited to participate in seminars with students of the Siena Art Institute and Bureau for Open Culture. Discussions are based on readings, urban explorations and research on topics such as alienation, urbanization, love, economy and architecture as they relate to the exhibition L’ECLISSE redux and the city of Siena.

Seminars are in English. Advance PDFs of readings downloadable at link above.

Location: Bureau for Open Culture, Via del Poggio 2, Siena, Italy 53100
Time: 13:00—16:00


October 16, 2012
James Voorhies speaks about the work of Bureau for Open Culture and introduces the exhibition L’ECLISSE redux.
Location: Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
Time: 6:00 p.m.


October 10, 2012
The performance a kind of forever present followed by conversation between James Voorhies and Bernard Cella of Salon für Kunstbuch about  role of writing and printed matter for Bureau for Open Culture.
Location: Salon für Kunstbuch 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
Time: 7:00 p.m.


June 10, 2012
James Voorhies presents the talk Critical Maintenance: What Ever Happened to New Institutionalism and Relational Aesthetics? and participates on the panel “Theoretical Underpinnings: Challenging the Legacies of Institutional Critique” as part of the Giant Step symposium organized by vessel in Bari; Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven,  MOSTYN in Wales and Galeria Labirynt in Krakow

Location: Bari, Italy
Time: 10:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.