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B∃SETZT – Discourse on Art, Politics and Aesthetics

July 04, 2012 to August 04, 2012

Having begun on Wall Street, Occupations are extending as a non-verbal expression of protest across the globe. In contrast to conventional demonstrations, Occupy sheds light on ground-breaking ways of practicing democracy, thereby also bestowing the public expression of criticism with a new, collective aesthetic. Yet what impact will Occupying have on artistic forms of expression? How does art occupy the public space?

On the 4th of July at 7pm PLATFORM3 opens its program series “B∃SETZT – Discourse on Art, Politics and Aesthetics“: with a room installation, a video montage of contributions sent from across the globe, talks, open discussion rounds as well as a subsequent publication PLATFORM3 addresses the complex relationship between forms of art and politics.

July 5 –August 4: “sweatroom”
An international artistic collective – ensuing from members of the existing “Magicgruppe Kulturobjekt” Marcel Hiller, Michael Dobrindt, Max Schulze, Markus Hahn and Sebastian Walther – has formed especially for this project. At the moment of being in the situation and working together, a location-specific installation emerges, which simultaneously transforms the exhibition space into a “sweat room”, art work and forum for discussion. Similar to an Occupation, various artistic as well as theoretical approaches are united here in one space.
*Notice: Part of the artist collective "Künstlergruppe Kulturobjekt" will open another exhibition under the title "Tektonika" at Kunstverein Nürnberg (opening July 6, 6.30pm)

July 18, 7 pm: Talk by specialist Simon Teune “Protest as Occupation. On the Aesthetics of a Bottom-up Politics”, concluding with an open discussion on the topic “Occupy in Munich?”
Simon Teune is a protest researcher and scholarship PhD. student at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB). Apart from his research on communication strategies of groups critical of globalization, Simon Teune has also explored the worldwide consequences of the Occupy movement.

Curated by: Anabel Roque Rodriguez, Carina Essl, Karen Klauke.

 

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