After Liberalism – On Struggling Privilege in Art: Talk hosted by Kerstin Stakemeier with Ana Teixeira Pinto
- Time of day7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
- Duration120 minutes
- Participantsmax. 200 people
- RegistrationNo registration required. Talk takes place in the foyer of the museum.
In recent debates around contemporary art's social and asocial presence, a scene that thinks of itself as liberal, if not critical, was met with an adversary that is by no means new but that today has reached a new and actualized significance: an artist figure whose self-image is based on (and limited to) the perpetual acting out of social privilege. With the recent ends of liberal society, the replacement of tales of emancipation by those of defensive aggression by the likes of right wing parties and alt right culture, the critical art world appears to lack the means not only to rid itself of artists falling into that line of social brutalization, but also even to identify what they label as "jokes", "fun" and "freedom of speech" as new guises of renowned modes of cultural fascistication. Ana Texeira Pinto and Kerstin Stakemeier will discuss such questions of form, not just as that of artworks and cultural debates, but also as one of a post-liberal subjectivity among us.
Kerstin Stakemeier, a writer and educator based in Berlin, is a professor of art theory and mediation at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg.
Ana Teixeira Pinto is a writer and cultural theorist based in Berlin. She is a lecturer at the DAI (Dutch Art Institute) and at Leuphana University, Lüneburg.