[artinfo] Art / Politics conference at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein

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Art / Politics


Boris Buden, Catherine David, Hans Haacke, Alfredo Jaar, Trevor Paglen,

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
Chausseestraße 128/129
10115 Berlin


Alexandra Pirici, Kerstin Stakemeier, Hito 
Steyerl, Adam Szymczyk, Klaus Theweleit, 
Rosemarie Trockel, and Franciska Zólyom

In the course of the 20th century avant-gardes, 
numerous artistic approaches evolved that 
considered art from a political standpoint. 
Whether the attempt was made to dissolve the 
separation between art and life or to critically 
examine the institution, the change of prevailing 
conditions was always at the forefront. The 
central question to what extent art can not only 
address the crises of its time, but also 
influence their resolution, remains relevant to 
this day.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Welcome address
Marius Babias, director n.b.k., und Michael M. 
Thoss, managing director Allianz Kulturstiftung

Ghosts - Übergänge in Zwischenwelten*
Klaus Theweleit
Cultural theorist, Freiburg

Über die Schwierigkeit des Eigensinns*
Franciska Zólyom
Director Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst 
Leipzig, Curator German Pavillon, 58th Venice 
Biennale 2019

moderated by Boris Buden (cultural theorist, Berlin)

It is Difficult**
Alfredo Jaar
Artist, architect and filmmaker, New York

Re-membering and the Body as Technology
Alexandra Pirici
Artist, Bucharest

moderated by Kerstin Stakemeier (Professor for 
art theory and art education, Akademie der 
Bildenden Künste Nürnberg)

Poetics and Politics
Catherine David
Deputy director Musée national d´art moderne - 
Centre Pompidou, Paris, artistic director 
documenta X (1997), Kassel

How Does It Feel (to Be a Problem)
Adam Szymczyk
Artistic director documenta 14 (2017), Athens and Kassel

moderated by Boris Buden

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité - für alle
Hans Haacke
Artist, New York

Invisible Images
Hito Steyerl, filmmaker and author, Berlin, and 
Trevor Paglen, artist, Berlin and New York

moderated by Kerstin Stakemeier

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