Forum discussion “NO ONE BELONGS HERE MORE THAN YOU”

Sunday, October 13, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Former Department Store KLUZ, Zepter Expo, Masarikova 4

Forum discussion with Margareta Kern (introduction and moderation) h.arta (Maria Crista, Anca Gyemant, Rodica Tache), Gözde İlkin, ff network of artists (Antje Majewski, Charlotte Cullinan), a7.außeneinsatz (Margret Schütz, Greta Hoheisel)

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This discussion involving two collectives, one network of artists, and two individual artists, will open up the questions around collective and individual practices, as artists and cultural workers, some of whom are also involved with/in social movements. The shift between artistic work and social engagement operates on different levels and it is as such perceived through diverse forms of creating, working, protesting and finally, living. The question always is what is an artistic action and what is the object of art within the frame of socially and politically engaged art practices that is aimed to constitute socially aware and responsible political subject. The main question related to the topic could be: what political, aesthetic and social positions are at stake when working collectively with/in the contemporary art today? And how it affects the politics of everyday life and shapes its sociality? Is working collectively as artists and cultural workers inherently a form of resistance to the logic of capital or is collectivity simply a mode of networking in a more supportive, less alienating way?
Taking into account different social, historical and political contexts that we are operating in, the discussion will reflect issues such as: visibility and invisibility in terms of anonymity and authorship; the politics of belonging and of producing new socialites; the role that feminism(s) has in working together in the field of the contemporary art, through to/within social movements and politically engaged practices.

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