Art and Politics

The second lecture: Jack Halberstam

I live on earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing – a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process – an integral funtion of the universe.

Jack Halberstam opened his lecture, Unbuilding Gender: Trans*Anarchitectures In and Beyond the Work of Gordon Matta-Clark with the beautiful quote above by Richard Buckminster Fuller and finished with what can only be described as a powerful call to unbuild the world. The lecture is based on an article Halberstam wrote for Places Journal which can be accessed here. For a recording of the lecture, please click here.

 

We are very much looking forward to our next lecture: Performing in public space at the time of identity claims and political resistances by video, performance, and photography artist Michèle Magema. The lecture will take place on tuesday, 13.11.2018, at 6pm.

For more information, please see also the program of the lecture series.

 

Fotos: Impressions from the lecture. © Private.
Art and Politics

The first Lecture: Banu Karaca

We successfully started The Art of Intervention-Lecture series with Banu Karacas insightful lecture Rethinking Debates on Freedom of the Arts and its Limits. Here are some impressions from the evening.

 

We are very much looking forward to our next lecture, this time by Jack Halberstam, called Unbuilding Gender: Trans* Anarchitectures In and Beyond the Work of Gordon Matta-Clark, on tuesday, 16.10.2018, at 6pm.

Halberstam will discuss the anarchitectural practices of American artist Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978) and link the ideas of unbuilding and creative destruction that characterize his work to develop a queer concept of anarchitecture focused upon the trans* body.

For more information, please see also the program of the lecture series.

 

Fotos: Impressions from the lecture. © Private.