Over the last years fundamental conditions of social life have changed: class and work relations, the relations between politics and economics, aesthetics of mass media as well as political rhetorics are characterised by critical upheaval. What is at stake is no less than the question: how to proceed?
The discursive series Political Futures departs from contemporary antagonisms and asks how the future can be activated and occupied as a space of possibilities and imagination. What other images, narratives, visions and aesthetics of the political are needed in order to turn the idea of the future forward? What contributions can art offer? What role can art institutions take on in the present – conscious of their responsibilities as well as their limits?
Following on from the exhibitions Political Populism (2015/2016) and How to Live Together (2017), the series Political Futures questions the role of the future between the poles of art and politics.
After the launch the series will take place over the course of 2018.
Friday February 2, 2018
3.30 – 4.30 pm: Lecture Ayşe Güleç (in German)
4.30 – 5.30 pm: Talk with Cristina Ricupero & Juliane Bischoff (in English)
5.30 – 6.30 pm: Talk with Zentrum für Politische Schönheit / Philipp Ruch & Nicolaus Schafhausen (in German)
6.45 – 7.45 pm: Talk with Monika Szewczyk & Yugoexport / Irena Haiduk (in English)
Saturday February 3, 2018
12.30 – 1.30 pm: Talk with Miki Kratsman & Vanessa Joan Müller (in English)
1.45 – 2.45 pm: Lecture Clémentine Deliss (in English)
2.45 – 3.30 pm: Break
3.30 – 4.30 pm: Talk with Marcel Odenbach & Christian Falsnaes (in German)
4.45 – 5.30 pm: Talk with Hito Steyerl & Nicolaus Schafhausen (in German)
Admission EUR 2