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23rd May, 2018

Political Thought in Contemporary Art

Event Details

Date:
23rd May, 2018
Time:
17:00 - 18:30
Venue:
Keynes Seminar Room 1
Price:
Free

Much of contemporary visual art presents us with a specific political commitment.

Indeed, of all the arts today, visual art comments on pressing political issues most explicitly: on issues such as the deterioration of the environment (e.g. Mark Dion, Agnes Denes), racism (e.g. Adrian Piper, Kara Walker), or the refugee crisis (e.g. Ai Weiwei, Wolfgang Tillmans).

However, when do political messages in art hit home, and when do such works merely rehearse public pieties? Or, to put the question more philosophically: can art contribute something unique to political discourse, or does it at best reflect what politicians, pundits and philosophers come up with independently?

 


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