What role does contemporary art play in economy, ecology and politics? Talks on Art and Society at the TRACES Forschungsstation at Lutherplatz

Art has never been self-sufficient. But today, more than in the past, it sees itself as a social force in the center of affairs. Its awareness of problems thus no longer concerns only the aesthetic; rather, it is directed at our present in general. In the discussion series "Art and the Present," we want to investigate this shift. The economy plays just as important a role as politics and ecology. We ask what contemporary art has to say to us in these areas today. What does it do, what does it want, and what does it lead us to there? And what does all this mean for art in general?

02.5.      Gary Zhexi Zhang - The Greater Fool Theory: Art and Economy in Unravelling Times

16.5.      David Morris - “WHAT WE ARE NOW”: Solidarity, Precarity, Culture Work and Artists for Democracy (1974-77)

06.6.      Hannah Baader - Aus dem Labor: Ökologie und museale Gegenwart (From the Laboratory: Ecology and Museum Presence)

13.6.      Juliane Rebentisch - Theorien der Gegenwartskunst. 10 Jahre danach. Ein Gespräch (Theories of Contemporary Art. 10 years after. A conversation)

20.6.      Judith Siegmund - Die Integration der Künste ins Gesellschaftliche und Konsequenzen für Kunstinstitutionen (Integrating the Arts into Society and Consequences for Art Institutions.)

27.6.      Kathrin Rottmann / Friederike Sigler / Stephan Trüby - Kunst und Architektur der Neuen Rechten. Ein Gespräch (Art and Architecture of the New Right. A conversation.)

The events always take place from 6 to 8 p.m.


traces Forschungsstation
34117 Kassel