Can art change politics, does politics determine art?

Forms of Resistance
11 & 12 October 2007

Can art change politics, does politics determine art?

This two day discussion seminar reflects on some of the issues brought up in the exhibition Forms of Resistance. The seminar will introduce the exhibition and invite a number of artists, theorists and activists to discuss the political possibilities of the art field.

Some of the questions addressed will include:

- What are possible relationships between art and political action?
- What role does aesthetics play in articulating the desire for social and political change?
- How can we interpret the political desires of previous artistic
generations today and how does it impact on our understanding of the history of art?


Will Bradley, Marcelo Esposito, Charles Esche, Brian Holmes, Gerald Raunig, What, How, For Whom? and Marina Vishmidt.


The seminar will be held in the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

11th October 15:00 - 21:00
12th October 12:00 - 17:00

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