Politik der Form / Politics of Form
Die Wiederentdeckung der Kunst als politische Imagination / The Rediscovery of Art as Political Imagination
How might a resistive art be imagined, despite it being enmeshed in the economic structures that need to be countered? What other knowledge, and what other communities, can art foster? What tools and weapons can it supply? This publication is focused on three projects — independent and interwoven in equal measure — which explore and newly survey, each in their own way, the relations between art, politics, and knowledge generation: the exhibitions Unrest of Form: Imagining the Political Subject as part of the Wiener Festwochen in Vienna (curators: Karl Baratta, Stefanie Carp, Matthias Pees, Hedwig Saxenhuber, and Georg Schöllhammer); Monday Begins on Saturday as part of the Bergen Assembly (curators: Ekaterina Degot and David Riff); and Giving Form to the Impatience of Liberty at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (curators: Hans D. Christ and Iris Dressler). Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Text: Iris Dressler, Marina Naprushkina, Ekaterina Degot and David Riff a.o.
Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart