Rupert Reading Session #4 Karolina Rybačiauskaitė: Experimenting with Togetherness

The fourth of Rupert’s online reading sessions, ‘Experimenting with Togetherness’, will take place on Zoom, on 9 July, 18:30 EEST. In this session, a researcher and Rupert’s resident Karolina Rybačiauskaitė in relation to her research on the ecology of artistic practices will invite to sense the possibilities of answering the challenges within the current milieu of art institutions. We will start from the recent dialog between Lucy Cotter and Sarah Rifky on ‘The Future of Institutions’ (2019) by responding to their proposals and concerns and letting the conversation to be continued. We will connect several ideas such as the inability to be tenable, the arrogance as dealing with the artworks and the competence of diplomacy with the specific kind of caring and the technology of belonging suggested by Isabelle Stengers. Participants are also invited to share the ways of empowering themselves in their own practices.


Main set of readings:

Lucy Cotter with Sarah Rifky, ‘The Future of Institutions,’ in: Reclaiming Artistic Research, Hatje Cantz, 2019, pp. 415-425

Isabelle Stengers, ‘Introductory Notes on Ecology of Practices,’ in: Cultural Studies Review 11(1), 2005, pp. 183-196

Isabell Stengers & Vinciane Despret, ‘The Question of Inheritance, ’in: Women Who Make a Fuss: The Unfaithful Daughters of Virginia Woolf, 2014, pp. 59-68


Additional readings:

Bruno Latour, ‘Why Has Critique Run Out of Steam? From the Matters of Fact to the Matters of Concern,’ in: Critical Inquiry 30, 2004, pp. 225-248

Puig de la Bellacasa, ‘Matters of Care in Technoscience: Assembling Neglected Things,’ in: Social Studies of Science 41(1), 2011, pp. 87-106


There will be a maximum of 15 registrations for the reading session, selected on a first come first serve basis. Extracts from the texts and a Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.  

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Language of the sessions: EN

Rupert’s activities are supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.