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  • Rasheed Araeen: Shamiyaana-Food for Thought: Thought for Change, 2016-17, installation view Kotzia Square, documenta 14, Athens, Photo: Astrid Mania

Astrid Mania
Political for Fifteen Minutes

27.07, 7pm

At the current documenta a politicized art is booming. Yet it is precisely this that has sparked a vehement criticism: the documenta, it is said, instrumentalizes injustice out of a longing for the morally correct. So does committed art merely legitimize its institutions? Does it soothe the conscience of an audience that confuses viewing with action? Does it even serve artists to enhance the economic value of their work? What can and should politically motivated art do?

Astrid Mania is professor of art criticism and art history of modernism at the HFBK Hochschule für Bildende Kunst Hamburg and freelance art critic (including Süddeutsche Zeitung and Artforum International).

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Thu 27 Jul 2017, 7pm

Lecture to the exhibition “Dejima. Concepts of inclusion and exclusion.

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