Zu viel, zu wenig?

Series of talks by traces and the documenta Institut at Lutherplatz

The conflict surrounding documenta fifteen has raised fundamental questions about institutional responsibility, discourse ethics and artistic freedom. Can art and art discourse do more than reproduce the moral and ideological geographies of current events?

The Traces Research Center at the University of Kassel and the documenta Institute invite you to a series of talks with philosophers, critics, sociologists, artists and curators to discuss the changing conditions and challenges facing institutions, producers and the public art discourse today.

Among other things, questions of ambiguity tolerance, attention economy, awareness, cancel culture, code of conduct, debate culture, geopolitics, instrumentalization, cultural struggle, artistic freedom, crisis of liberalism, media bashing, metapolitics, parrhesia, platforming, populism, woke-ness, social media campaigns, strike Germany and censorship will be addressed.

The public event series begins on May 7 and takes place weekly on Tuesdays at 18:00 in the traces research station on Lutherplatz.

Participation is free of charge.

The programm:

Tuesday, May 7,
Art in a Multipolar World (English)
Mi You

Tuesday, May 21,
New Right art (English)
Andreas Niegl and Nikolay Smirnov

Tuesday, May 28,
Problems of the culture of debate
Maria-Sibylla Lotter

Tuesday, June 4,
Censorship and Vanguard (English)
Wang Tuo

Tuesday, June 11,
Whose Institution? An international perspective (English)
Lilet Breddels

Tuesday, June 18,
Small World (English)
Brian Kuan Wood

Tuesday, June 25,
documenta am Nullpunkt
Harry Lehmann

Tuesday, July 2,
Awareness: Fallstricke beim Kampf gegen Diskriminierung
Sighard Neckel and Sabine Hark

Tuesday, July 9,
Jede Zeit ist eine gute Zeit, um eine Zeitschrift zu gründen.
Tobias Haberkorn and Eliana Kirkcaldy

Current and more detailed information at:

The event series was conceived by Mi You and Philipp Oswalt. For students of the Kunsthochschule, the university and interested guests there will be an accompanying seminar Tuesday, 4 - 6 pm ct. takes place. Contact: oswalt@asl.uni-kassel.de