Dreams of Freedom? Conversations on Aesthetics, Ethics & European Democracies. On Art & Public Space, Aesthetic Resistance, Social and Political Transformation, Demonstration, Democracy and European Hybridity

DoFtitle-1024x245On Art & Public Space, Aesthetic Resistance, Social and Political Transformation, Demonstration, Democracy and European Hybridity is a 2-day symposium, hosted by the National Sculpture Factory, Cork City, Ireland, to coincide with the United States Of Europe exhibition at the Crawford Art Gallery. It is to be held on Friday 8th & Saturday 9th March 2013.

When I was invited to take part, my first reaction was to point out that these days I am a little disillusioned with the possibilities of resistance, especially through art or cultural practice. Nevertheless, it is important to discuss these things, so what I am thinking of doing is starting at what seems to be the overall premise of the discussion, the dissolution of democracy in Europe, where obviously my focus will be the Greek experience, and then move on to the position of art and the cultural sector in the pre-crisis political establishment, the difficulty of being self-critical, and ways to conceptualize the possibility of art to find a meaningful role in shaping a different social agenda.

Here is the full programme of the symposium. Entrance is free, so if you find yourselves in the neighborhood, please drop in.

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UPDATE: Here’s a video of the talk:

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