8 Jan 2024 13:00 - 14:30 Online

Description

Further details and guidelines for seminar leaders and participants


This session will be convened by Weiyi Wu.

Zoom links and texts will be sent to the mailing list in advance of each seminar. The texts given below should be read in advance of the meeting.

Reading

Hoelscher, J. A. 2021. “Conclusion: information entanglement and the post-evental artworld” in Art as Information Ecology: Artworks, Artworlds, and Complex Systems Aesthetics, Duke University Press, pp. 220-234.

About the reading group

Convenors

How and why do nation-states become interested in the arts, in its promotion, and regulation? How is art used by dissident groups to create or contest political identities or movements? How does this political use or promotion of art intersect with market dynamics? How do categories in art appear? What role do governments, markets and artists play in producing these categories? To whom does this matter? How do governments or political groups mediate the relationship between specific artists and their audiences?

By asking questions concerning constraints and freedom, this reading group contemplates different ways in which power translates and transforms through art practice. Recognizing that the art world is an arena of power rather than simply as a tool for communication or representation, we will what art practice might tell us about social and political institutions and relations, and how it intersects with the predicaments and privileges of those with whom it engages.

We invite interested doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, academics, artists, and authors to be a part of this reading group. By reading, listening, examining, and talking together, we hope for an equally rewarding and meaningful outcome in exploring the deeply fraught yet dynamic alliance of art and politics.

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Programme

Reading Group on Art and Politics
Reading group on art and politics
9 Oct 2023 13:00 - 14:30, Online

Reading group convened by Joanna Page

Reading group on art and politics
13 Nov 2023 13:00 - 14:30, Online

Reading group convened by Malvika Maheshwari

Reading group on art and politics
11 Dec 2023 13:00 - 14:30, Online

Reading group convened by Joanna Page

Reading group on art and politics
8 Jan 2024 13:00 - 14:30, Online

Reading group convened by Weiyi Wu

Reading group on art and politics
12 Feb 2024 13:00 - 14:30, Online

Reading group convened by Jiayao Jiang

Reading group on art and politics
11 Mar 2024 13:00 - 14:30, Online

Reading group convened by Dmitri Bezuglov

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