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Biennalisation of political Art

  • Location:
    POT, Kurt-Schumacher-Strasse 27, Kassel, 34117, DE

Pablo Hermann, Diaz Juan Pablo, Andrius Savickas (okk, Berlin)

The Global Societies’s situation is contradictory. On the one side cities and their institutions are extended to create “Incubators” and Start-ups are payed court to respectively pay court to each other. On the other side critical art tries to establish itself as art. How can that be reconciled and how does the ruling class, how do castes and cartels use this aesthetical doing with all its opposed forms of self-exploitation and the subsidisation? How does ‘the’ or ‘a’ Biennalisation of political Art work and why are universitarians are interested in the critique of the spectacle?

The Organ Kritischer Kunst (OKK) Team has researched the new waves of the Art Establishment in the “probably most creative city in the world (at least in the continental part of Europe)” as manifested by the Berlin Biennale 7 (BB7; 27.04-01.07). OKK hosted the event entitled “2012 IS THE SEASON FOR TREASON” parallel to the BB7 (27.04-13.05) in order to expose the outcomes of their research into the Biennale, but also to provide the space for discussion about the crypto-fascist ideology and tactics in the broader social context.

On Friday 20th July, OKK presentation “Biennialization of political art” at the POT will draw on their “2012 IS THE SEASON FOR TREASON” and specify its relationship to the dOCUMENTA (13), which is currently occupying the city of Kassel.

The presentation/discussion starts at 20:00.

This will be followed by a screening of “2012 IS THE SEASON FOR TREASON” video material and music.