Phantasm and Politics #11 – Art's Responsibility


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Making art, if possible still just for its own sake, no longer seems to be enough these days. In light of the various ecological, social and economic crises, the voices calling for responsibility in art are getting louder and louder. The tricky question of art's legitimacy is answered with recourse to ethical imperatives, with an increase in engagement and activism. Anyone speaking of this responsibility, however, has to take account of certain problematic presuppositions. “Responsibility” implies “responsibility for others,” thus establishing a hierarchy of social positions. The last episode in the series Phantasm and Politics deals with the ambivalent qualities of this term in its political, social and cultural dimensions.
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    Tue 26.5.2015, 19:00 / HAU1


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