Lecture: Dirty Art Dept., Amsterdam
Jan 9 2017, 19:30
On “Complexity and Alien Subjectivity (Art and Copernican Traumas)” – for the Dirty Art Dept., Sandberg Institute. January 9, 2017 (public).
Our world of planetary-scaled complexity delivers a conceptual and functional blow to ideas buttressing (liberal) individualism – ideas which equally subtend most descriptions of the potency of contemporary art (in both reception and making). While much of post-Anthropocenic thought too hastily champions the dismissal of ‘human subjectivity’, this talk will address its necessary transformation for a politics (and art) commensurate with the scale of our reality and the alter-perspectives these orientations afford.