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Arbeitstage – Potosí Principle Workshops at HKW October 8th-9th


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Artists, curators, theorists, and “correspondents” will come together during the workshops which are part of the „Potosí-Principle”- exhibition to discuss and elaborate following topics: How can we describe colonial as well as contemporary global contexts with Marx’s principle of “primordial accumulation”? How and where is cultural hegemony being produced? Which artistic interventions or practices and which dissenting votes can undermine the standards of a “universal museum” within an internationalised world?
With the participation of Thomas Kuczynski, Silvia Federici, Peter Linebaugh, David Riff, Tom Flynn, Anthony Davies, Timothy Hart, John Barker, Edgar Arandia, Maria Galindo (Mujeres Creando), Elvira Espejo, Eduardo Molinari, Isaías Grinolo, Matthijs de Bruijne, Sonia Abian, Konstanze Schmitt, Christian von Borries, Zhibin Lin and Sun Heng (Migrant Worker Museum) as well as the curators of the project.


Kulturrevolution von unten? / Cultural revolution from below?


German translation of the interview with Cultural and Art Museum of Migrant Workers’ founder Sun Heng and Lin Zhibin on LINKSNET

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go on here for english version (more…)

Video – artistas y contextos


video by the communication department of MNCARS

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Exhibition MNCARS May 2010


imagen de Cartel de Principio Potosí (more…)

exhibition pictures at MNCARS madrid


pictures taken from David Riffs presentation in Moscow

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Principio Potosí Seminar Madrid May 2010


Principio Potosí. How can we sing the alien song in the land of the Lord?

Fecha: 7, 8, 10 y 12 de mayo de 2010
Hora: 19:30 h los días 7, 8 y 10
18:00 h el día 12; 1800 el día 12

Principio Potosí Seminar February 2010 Madrid


Principio Potosí. Modernidad y la llamada acumulación originaria

Fecha: 4 y 5 de febrero de 2010
Lugar: Auditorio 200
Hora: 18:00 h
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía


Matthijs de Bruijne’s 1000 Dreams online


There is nothing but activity around me. Countless buses, battered and shabby, perform a chaotic dance on the streets, crossing each others way. The asphalt is cracked and the numerous houses along the streets, supposedly new, already look old. I’m in the Pearl River Delta. Everything is ugly here. It’s an area where nobody comes from; everybody comes from somewhere else. It’s an area completely focused on production, where human beings are no more than instruments for a purpose. I’m at the end of a three-month journey through China. On the second floor of my hotel, there’s a discotheque for those who have made it, those who have gained success. They are welcomed at the entrance by the most beautiful girls of the city.