Join a.p. and Floating Opera Press on May 19th at 7:00 PM for the launch of Karen Archey’s new book, After Institutions. To celebrate the launch, Archey will be in conversation with curator Clare Molloy and artist Hito Steyerl.
The 3rd iteration of Floating Opera’s Critic’s Essay Series, After Institutions expands the definition of Institutional Critique to develop a broader understanding of contemporary art’s sociopolitical entanglements, looking beyond what cultural institutions were to what they are and what they might become. Assembling a range of strategies by way of their diverse practices and backgrounds, Archey, Molloy, and Steyerl will use After Institutions as a lens by which to discuss the future of Institutional Critique, the current crisis of museums, and how they might better serve their communities.
Karen Archey is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Since joining the Stedelijk Museum in April 2017, Archey has organized solo exhibitions by a diverse range of artists including Rineke Dijkstra, Catherine Christer Hennix, Steffani Jemison, and Charlotte Prodger. She is a 2015 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant recipient for short-form writing.
Clare Molloy works as a curator, moderator, and writer. She is the Assistant Curator at the Gropius Bau and also creates independent curatorial projects. Currently she is editing the volume, Katie Schwab: Sample Book (forthcoming autumn 2022 with Vleeshal and Dent-De-Leone).
Hito Steyerl is a filmmaker and author living in Berlin.
Floating Opera Press is a Berlin-based imprint started by Aaron Bogart, publishing contemporary cultural criticism and artists’ books. In 2021, Floating Opera Press started publishing the Critic’s Essay Series. Comprising long-form essays, the series gives voice to critics who offer thought-provoking ways in which to subvert or replace normative modes of discussing culture and the world beyond.
Attendance is free but capacity is limited; visit this link. The event will be held in accordance with 2G+ regulations.