Pool 5: Get Up, Stand Up

Spring Term 2019

Time: 09:00 - 17:00 o'clock

01 / 15 / 29 April
06 May

Universität / Haute École
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Philip Matesic
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Content description

Get Up, Stand Up is a seminar focusing on political and social practices of resistance in art. The seminar consists of collective discussions about texts from the "Get Up, Stand Up Reader" (specifically compiled for the seminar), a visit to FERMENTO, a Zürich-based anarchist library and archive, a film screening of "Everyday Rebellion" and a guest lecture by Ramaya Tegegne of WAGES FOR WAGES AGAINST, a campaign that aims for the general payment of artist fees by non-profit art institutions within Switzerland.

The goal of the seminar is to provide, through extensive readings, discussions and project examples, both a historical and theoretical base to better understand the current trajectory of political and social practices of resistance in contemporary art. Get up, stand up!

Philip Matesic is an American artist, living and working in Zürich, Switzerland since 2009. Matesic's social art practice includes the weekly organization and moderation of Theory Tuesdays sessions and Practical Fridays workshops, along with a range of local and international community-based, participatory art projects.