30.Jan.2015 - 10:00-14:00
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Workshop: Aesthetics of Crisis

Brian Holmes

TRADE TEST SITE præsenterer en workshop med kulturkritikeren Brian Holmes. Arrangementet er en del af Aarhus Universitets foredragsrække Æstetisk Seminar og forskningsprogrammet Medialitet, Materialitet, Æstetisk betydning.

Booking af plads: kontakt Lise Skou, liseskou@gmail.com eller Ricarda Bross, participation@kunsthal.dk

Brian Holmes will lead a two-day lecture and discussion workshop on his research into the global economic crisis. The workshop will build on his Aesthetics Seminar lecture as well as previous courses taught at the experimental art center, Mess Hall-Chicago; the Autonomous University of Occupy Berlin; and the Campus Expandido program of the MUAC, the contemporary art museum of Mexico City’s National Autonomous University, among other locations.

Fredag 30. januar 2015, kl. 10-14
Lørdag 31. januar 2015, kl. 12-16

On the first day, Holmes will outline a theory of the social and cultural changes provoked by major economic crises, and then describe in detail the neoliberal order that emerged from the 1960s and 70s. On the second day, he will analyze the global prolongations and consequences of the 2008 crash and examine various scenarios for a resolution of the ongoing crisis. By focusing on the interrelations between specific technologies, organizational forms, political concepts and artistic images, participants can start to grasp the forces that have made us what we are. Most importantly, they can begin envisioning ways to make history in the present.

TRADE TEST SITE er en mobil kulturel platform til udforksning af krydsfeltet mellem økonomi og æstetik. Initieret af Lise Skou (DK) med støtte fra Bonnie Fortune (DK/US). www.tradetestsite.com

Brian Holmes er kulturkritiker, social aktivist og selvstændig forsker, for tiden bosat i Chicago. Siden sluthalvfemserne har han analyseret modsætninger mellem neoliberal globalisering og samtidig været involveret i kunstprojekter. Hans essays er frit tilgængelige på http://brianholmes.wordpress.com.
Se også http://southwestcorridornorthwestpassage.org.

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