Son[i]a #296 Nora Sternfeld
- 02:27 Everything can be turned into a turn: from a moment of mobilisation to a ‘festivalisation’ of a crisis
- 06:21 The Museum is being questioned from many sides. From the margins to the grant applications.
- 10:34 The question of alliances
- 13:28 Janna Graham’s notion of the parasite: the inside and outside of the institution
- 15:37 Questioning of representation. On post-representation and the dangers of giving up representation. Thinking in between
- 20:55 Stealing the tactics and strategies of the Museum
- 23:20 Rethinking the idea of the Museum
- 30:35 Unlearning is a way of learning. The promise of another possibility to think, to understand and to make the world different
- 33:21 Pre-enactment: to imagine another future and live it now
- 35:29 How can we learn something that doesn’t exist yet?
This podcast is part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. In collaboration with Sonic Acts. Interview by Anna Ramos. Produced by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros.
From an extremely critical point of view at the intersection of art and politics, curator and educator Nora Sternfeld constantly breaks the fourth wall of research and curating, shining a light on terms such as "exhibition", "gallery", "representation", "museum", and "collectivity", always looking for cracks and hidden connections.
In this podcast, Nora Sternfeld starts by putting forward a few ideas that can help us understand the crisis of the museum as institution, "as it happened", from construction to eventual collapse. She talks about the crisis of the museum model, but also its origins and its relationship to the neoliberal machine that it forms part of, as welll as some attempts to overturn its endemic problems. From there, we talk to Nora about education, power, historical narratives, para-institutions, "unlearning" strategies, and collective knowledge projected into the future: "How can we learn something that doesn’t exist yet? It is not possible that one person will know something that does not exist yet, it’s a contradiction in itself. But, together, each of us, has a bit of a knowledge of something that doesn’t exist yet. So if we bring these imaginations together we can build on a possible imagination that can grow stronger and stronger. In this sense I think that learning cannot be imagined without collectivity. We learn together."