22-24 November 2018

Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe

Invited by Matias Viegener and Anja Casser

With Dodie Bellamy, Hanjo Berressem, Ruth Buchanan, Georgina Colby, Leslie Dick & Audrey Wollen, Claire Finch, Johnny Golding, Anja Kirschner, Douglas A. Martin, Jason McBride, Karolin Meunier & Kerstin Stakemeier, Daniel Schulz, McKenzie Wark

GET RID OF MEANING is a large-scale research project consisting of an exhibition and a three-day symposium with international participants from literature, theory, and art. The exhibition examines Kathy Acker through the lens of her writing.



3 June 2018

Vision's Bleeding Edge:
On nonhuman vision, liquid and crystal intelligence and AI

Royal College of Art, Kensington, London

Talks by Esther Leslie (Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck) and Joanna Zylinska (Professor of New Media and Communications at Goldsmiths).
Moderated by Anja Kirschner and Adam J B Walker.

Performances and videos by Anna Ådahl, Anja Kirschner, Lawrence Lek, Mayra Martin Ganzinotti, Anna Nazo, Emma Somerset Davis and Adam J B Walker.

Vision’s Bleeding Edge will explore the impact of the latest imaging technologies on human and nonhuman vision and the way contemporary art engages with and rearticulates these developments. Live performances and screenings by current RCA researchers will be in dialogue with talks by Esther Leslie, Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck and author of Liquid Crystals: The Science and Art of a Fluid Form (Reaktion, 2016) and Joanna Zylinska, Professor of New Media and Communications at Goldsmiths and author of Nonhuman Photography (MIT Press, 2017). Leslie will speak on the history and increasing ubiquity of liquid crystal technologies (in LCD TVs, computers and mobile devices) and the liveliness these bestow on the digital images they both display and ‘see’ - while Zylinska’s talk on nonhuman photography and AI driven imaging will focus on the political underpinnings of the current AI debate and its impact on photography and art.

Vision’s Bleeding Edge is organised by SOAH Researchers Anja Kirschner, Mayra Martin Ganzinotti, Anna Nazo, Emma Somerset Davis and Adam J B Walker with Aura Satz (Moving Image Tutor and Reader in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art).



8 February 2018

Public Lecture
"Technologie ist nicht neutral, und es gibt keine virtuelle Welt." / "Technology is not neutral, and there is no virtual world."
Academy of Fine Arts Munich



14 December 2017

Hidden Forms of Directing

tranzitdisplay, Prague

Invited by Zuzana Blochová and Edith Jeřábková with Anja Kirschner

With Jana Baierová, Zuzana Blochová, Jan Bernard, Michal Bregant, Mikuláš Brukner, Barbora Dayef, Bracha L. Ettinger, Šárka Gmiterková, Linda Hauerová, Libuše Heczková, Anna Hejmová, Edith Jeřábková, Jesse Jones, Tereza Kanyzová, Anja Kirschner, Jan Kolský, Kateřina Konvalinová, Francis McKee, Ruth Noack, Matěj Pavlík, Tomáš Pospiszyl, Johannes Paul Raether, Michaela Režová, Lucie Rosenfeldová, Sláva Sobotovičová, Kateřina Svatoňová, Tomáš Uhnák, Marina Vishmidt



16 May - 13 June 2017

Lecture Series
Die Zukunft des Vergangenen. Moderne im Spiegel der Gegenwartskunst / The Future of the Past. Modernity in the Mirror of Contemporary Art
Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main

With Florian Pumhösl, Asier Mendizabal, Anja Kirschner, Laura Horelli.



21-23 April 2017

Conference and programme of screenings and performances
Speak, body:
Art, the Reproduction of Capital and the Reproduction of Life

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds


20-22 April 2017

Media Revolutions/Mediale Revolutionen
Academy of Fine Art Hamburg

With Klaus Birnstiel, Jodi Dean, Diedrich Diederichsen, Bernhard Dotzler, Arnold Dreyblatt, Yuk Hui, Anja Kirschner, Peter Osborne, Dont Rhine/Ultra Red, Kerstin Stakemeier.


17-18 March 2017

Talks, screenings and performances
Post-Apocalyptic Realism:
It’s After the End of the World. Don’t You Know That?

Museum Brandhorst, Munich

With Juan Atkins, Jacky Connolly, Helmut Draxler, Georgia Sagri, Hassan Khan, Anja Kirschner, Nina Könnemann, Dana Luciano, Inka Meißner, Robert Müller and Tanja Widmann, Michael Smith, Peter Wächtler, Jutta Zimmermann.

Curated by Tanja Widmann and Tonio Kröner


28-30 October 2016

WE NEED YOUR CARKEYS! The Horizons of Horror
Künstlerhäuser Worpswede

Invited by Sam Basu, Anke Hennig and Anja Kirschner

With Anselm Franke, Bracha L. Ettinger, Melanie Bonajo and Laboria Cuboniks (Diann Bauer, Helen Hester).


9 June – 30 July 2016

Exhibition and research project
5 Uneasy Pieces + An Open Investigation
UM gallery, UMPRUM Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Prague

Curated and initiated by Anja Kirschner and organized by Are

With Adam Chodzko, Stephan Dillemuth and UMPRUM students, Constantinos Hadzinikolaou, Anja Kirschner, Nova Melancholia with Dora Economou.


4 March 2015

Interdisciplinary lecture series, screenings and performances
Are You Alive Or Not?
Looking at Art through the Lens of Theatre
(Act 1, Scene 6)
Studium Generale, Gerrit Rietveld Academy

With Clare Butcher, Klaas Tindemans, Anja Kirschner.


17-39 October 2014

Psycho Materialism
Künstlerhäuser Worpswede

Invited by Tim Voss and Kerstin Stakemeier

With Kerstin Brätsch/Debo Eilers, Helmut Draxler, Johnny Golding, Anja Kirschner, Benjamin Noys, Johannes Paul Raether, Juliane Rebentisch and Kerstin Stakemeier.


12-16 November 2013

Symposium, Screenings and Workshop
I'm Frightened. Bring Popcorn.
Teatro Valle Occupato, Rome

Invited by Anja Kirschner

With Dario Argento, Enrico Ghezzi, Marco Greganti, Douglas Mortimer Collective, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Valerio Di Simone.


19 March 2013

Artist's talk
Movie lights switching on and erasing the image or illuminating darkness
Beirut, Cairo


26-27 January 2013

Art as a Form of Crisis
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin

Invited by Kerstin Stakemeier and Sophie Golz

With Stewart Martin, Michael Heinrich, Nikos Arvanitis, Dimitra Kotouza, Freundinnen und Freunde der klassenlosen Gesellschaft, Anja Kirschner, David Panos.


10 January 2013

Interdisciplinary lecture series
Power of Material/Politics of Materiality:
The (Im)materiality of the Economy

cx centre for interdisciplinary studies, Academy of Fine Arts Munich



7-8 June 2010


Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht

Invited by Babak Afrassiabi and Nasrin Tabatabai