Contaminated Conditions

Talks on contemporary art at the Teaching and Research Center at Lutherplatz in Kassel. Tuesdays from May to September, 6-8 p.m.

Art that aims at the present is inevitably involved in the sometimes rather contaminated relationships between art, politics, and society. In this context, the talks explore the early entanglements of documenta, but they also pose the question of how contemporary art positions itself in today's world of global conflict. How can and should art act in the face of the pandemic and war?

May 3, 2022
Julia Voss & Heinz Bude
Experiences with an exhibition

May 10, 2022
Anselm Doering-Manteuffel & Heinz Bude
How much of the thirties are still to be found in the fifties?

May 17, 2022
Klaus Holz & Heinz Bude
Anti-Semitism against Israel

May 31, 2022
Carlo Gentile, Vincenza Benedettino & Maria Neumann
The Haftmann Case: From Perpetration to Success

June 07, 2022
Tamara Bodden
"Art first, money second!" The documenta 14 financial deficit in public discourse

June 14, 2022
Maria Neumann & Claudia C. Gatzka.
Art and society in Italy and Germany: anti-fascism or post-fascism?

June 21, 2022
Natan Sznaider, René Aguigah & Heinz Bude
Holocaust or Postcolonial Studies. Questions that cannot be solved scientifically

June 28, 2022
Claus Leggewie, Daniel Cohn-Bendit & Heinz Bude
Controversy over BDS: What memory will remain?

July 5, 2022
Aladin El-Mafaalani
Home and Nightmare: The Integration Paradox

July 19, 2022
Andreas Reckwitz & Heinz Bude
Loss as an individual and collective experience

August 23, 2022
Robert Misik & Heinz Bude
Left Art

August 30, 2022
Bazon Brock & Heinz Bude
Art as the Other of Culture

September 13, 2022
David van Reybrouck & Heinz Bude
Indonesia and the Birth of Global Modernity

September 20, 2022
Nanne Buurman
Hegemonies of Healing, or documenta as a Haunted House

All events will be held in German.

The Talks on Contemporary Art series is a collaboration between TRACES and the documenta Institut.