Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

Workshop Bodypolitics. At Documenta 14 and Venice Biennale


workshop aperto agli studenti del corso di laurea magistrale Arti visive e moda

docente: Mona Schieren, Hochschule für Künste // University of the Arts Bremen

coordinatrici Iuav: Angela Mengoni e Alessandra Vaccari


8, 9 e 13 maggio 2017


numero massimo di partecipanti: 20


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Body politics, the disciplined body and his performance will be key topics of Documenta 14 and the Venice Biennale, especially the German Pavillion by artist Anne Imhof.

What is the future of the human, and what role will art play in the fathoming of this future? How will the body be disciplined? And what other forms of subjectivization are imaginable?


The course addresses these themes along with texts by, Karen Barad, Franco “Bifo” Berardi and others. Against this backdrop, we will discuss selected Biennale artworks in their Pavilions. In a paper and a presentation students will reelaborate the contents of the texts and the lectures of the seminars.




Karen Barad, On Touching—The Inhuman That Therefore I Am (v1.1), Forthcoming in The Politics of Materiality edited by Susanne Witzgall.

Franco (Bifo) Berardi, The Soul at Work. From Alienation to Autonomy, Los Angeles, Semiotext(e), 2007.



calendario degli incontri


lunedì 8 maggio 2017, ore 14 > 17

Magazzino 6 Aula 0.5-0.7


martedì 9 maggio 2017, ore 14 > 17

Magazzino 6 Aula 0.5-0.7


sabato 13 maggio 2017, ore 11 > 13

Biennale (opzionale)


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Mona Schrieren


Studied art history and philosophy at the University of Hamburg and École Nationale d’Art de Nice. She is research associate at the University of the Arts Bremen. She was head of the research project iMediathek and since 2008 part of the EU-project GAMA. Gateway to Archives of Media Art, and lecturer at the Department of Cultural History, University of Hamburg. She curated exhibitions such as Dazwischentreten (Künstlerhaus Bremen: 2015), Not Berlin and Not Shanghai. Art Practice on the Periphery (Guangxi Arts Institute, Nanning/China: 2008), Josephine Meckseper (GAK Bremen: 2008), und Videoparadiso (Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Kunsthalle Bonn, Museum Het Domain, Sittard, NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein; Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts, Liège; Künstlerhaus Walcheturm, Zürich: 2005).

Research Interests are Western and East Asian Modern and Contemporary Art, Transcultural Studies, Curatorial Studies, Mediaart and –theory, Pratices of Magic. She is a member of the RNTP – Research Network for Transcultural Practices in the Arts and Humanities.

Her book on Agnes Martin was currently published: Agnes Martin – Transkulturelle Übersetzung. Zur Konstruktion asianistischer Ästhetiken in der amerikanischen Kunst nach 1945, München 2016.