18-02-2018 van 14:00 t/m 18:30
Categorie: Beeldende kunst
Starting from their joint publication Reproducing Autonomy, Marina Vishmidt and Kerstin Stakemeier have started to rethink the relation of those two concepts with regard to their political and aesthetic roles within the systemic developments of the last years.
The day will be divided into two thematic strands which will be tightly and unpredictably interwoven: sexual aesthetics and abolition. By ‘sexual aesthetics’ we mean historical examples of aesthetic practices which deliberately break into the modern standards of the ethical life of sexualization, seeking not so much to widen those standards, but to erode its reproductive function within life under capitalism, and ‘abolition’ invokes both practices and the imperative to negate that is informed by material histories of struggle and that can take ontological, aesthetic and political forms.