Art, Spatiality and Politics

Lecture Series at the Barenboim-Said Akademie

ART, SPATIALITY, AND POLITICS

January 16, February 6 and 13, 2020

In 1967, Michel Foucault described his current epoch as one being concerned with space, that is, a space which is geographic or liminal, political or ideological, occupied or free. With an increasing preoccupation with space in late capitalism, Foucault’s concern grows into disquietude, using artistic spaces, for example, to engage with the politics of land use, race, and sustainability, or using concepts of decoloniality and critical whiteness to critique some of our most hallowed artistic spaces.

This lecture series will engage with space, cultural and performative practice, and political engagement in the arts, pivoting around the following set of evolving questions: What are spaces of exclusion and inclusion in artistic practice? In what ways can art contribute to spatial justice? How are spaces racialized and segregated artistically? And how do artistic spaces capture, reflect, or comment upon socio-political ideologies?

Videos full Lectures

A HOME FOR THE BEWILDERED: THE PARADOX OF CONCERT HALL AND HETEROTOPIA

Prof. Dr. Mena Mark Hanna

THE OUTSIDE OF THE INSIDE AND THE INSIDE OF THE OUTSIDE

Michael Baers

Fidelio and the German Ideologies

Prof. Dr. Glenn Stanley