Florian Wüst

The Cost of Wealth

26 February 2016, 18:00
Post-Graduate Programme in Curating, ZHdK

Films are products and producers of history: they document and fictionalize real events, they visualize artistic imagination, they communicate public or corporate interests. Curated film programmes that cross over time and genres always create a certain aesthetic and cultural narrative, based on a multitude of approaches and perspectives. By making use of this, the film curatorial work of Florian Wüst often revolves around issues of modern social, technical and urban progress. Wuest will elaborate on his practice by focusing on The Cost of Wealth, a series of film screenings and talks about economy, labour, financialization, European integration and EU politics, which he presented in Brussels in October 2015.

Florian Wüst is a Berlin based visual artist and independent film curator who frequently writes, lectures, and teaches about topics related to cinema and society. Recent curatorial projects include: Generation Krise: Leben und Arbeiten im Finanzkapitalismus, Goethe-Institut Paris (2015); Gestern war heute schon morgen, MaximiliansForum, Munich (2015, with Alexandra Weigand) Life’s Finest Values, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (2015, with Ina Wudtke); Von Industrie zu Industrial, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund (2014); Crude Economy, Impakt Festival Capitalism Catch-22, Utrecht (2013); White Noise, Kino Arsenal, Berlin (2013); Becoming Voice, South London Gallery, London (2012, with Maxa Zoller). Wüst is co-editor of the bookWho says concrete doesn’t burn, have you tried? West Berlin Film in the ’80s (2008) and the DVD edition Die moderne Stadt. Filmessays zur neuen Urbanität der 1950/60er Jahre (2015).