Under Siege: Contemporary Art and Its Values after the Social

  • 1. April 2017 | 10:00 – 10:45

Lecture, Simon Sheikh (London, Berlin)

With the defeat of the extreme center, and its politics of inevitability (deregulation and austerity), we are now, perhaps, exiting the interregnum and entering the time of monsters, with the success of neo-nationalism and post-fascism across the world. To the extent that this not only reconfigures the political economy of contemporary art as a driver of globalism, but also threatens the core values of contemporary art, the question arises as to where „we“ as a field, a constituency and community, will now align ourselves? These questions pertain not only to how and who we think we represent, but also how we resist, how we govern, and how we institute.