m60: History, Sublime, Terror: Notes on the Politics of Fear

Monday Night Lectures:

Eine Zusammenarbeit des MFA-Programms (Master of Fine Arts) der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Fakultät Gestaltung, Prof. Liz Bachhuber, mit dem ACC.

Vortrag in englischer Sprache.

(Kontakt: Andrea Theis, Künstlerische Mitarbeiterin MFA Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, Fakultät Gestaltung)

Gene Ray, Berlin
Vortrags- und Gesprächsreihe zur Kunst im öffentlichen Raum und neue künstlerische Strategien (in engl. Sprache).

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In European aesthetics, the sublime is traditionally linked to the feeling of terror. Six years into a so-called "war on terror," we may ask how relevant this aesthetic category is to the political understanding of the world we live in today. What are the relations between terror, capitalist modernity, and the modern nation-state? Is the sublime an effective artistic strategy with which to respond to the wars, atrocities, and occupations that characterize the opening years of the twenty-first century?

Gene Ray is a theorist and critic living in Berlin. He writes about issues at the intersections of art, critical theory, radical politics, and social movements for journals including Third Text, Transversal, Left Curve, Afterimage and Analyse & Kritik. Ray is the author of Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and the editor of Joseph Beuys: Mapping the Legacy (DAP, 2001).

Montag, 10.12.2007, 20:00 Uhr, ACC Galerie Weimar
Eintritt: frei!