Thursday, May 21, 2015
Visual Arts @ Structural and Materials Engineering Building, 406

The Discursive and Curatorial Productions Initiative and the Department of Visual Arts are pleased to announce a public lecture by the Berlin-based artist and writer Ines Schaber.

Ines Schaber received her Ph.D. from the Visual Cultures/Center for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, after studying Fine Arts at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin and architectural theory at Princeton University as a DAAD fellow. Her dissertation entitled, Obtuse, Flitting by and Nevertheless There – Image Archives in Practice, examined the fundamental questions underlying archival photographic practices and sought to trace new or alternate modes of archival practice to meet contemporary needs and methods of knowledge production. Her lecture at UC San Diego will focus on her research-based practice and examine the notion of “artistic research” more generally, challenging the term in relation to artistic production.

Schaber is currently Visiting Faculty in the Program of Photography and Media at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. Her work was recently shown at Documenta 13 in Kassel (in collaboration with the sociologist Avery Gordon); the KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin (in collaboration with the filmmaker Madhusree Dutta); the 2014 steirischer herbst – Festival of New Art in Graz; the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn (in collaboration with the artist Stefan Pente); and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (in collaboration with the architect Mathias Heyden). She has contributed to numerous publications and exhibition catalogues, including Grey Room, Topos Raum. Die Aktualität des Raumes in den Künsten der Gegenwart, No Matter How Bright the Light, the Crossing Occurs at Night, and, with Mathias Heyden, Who says concrete doesn't burn, have you tried?