CANCELLED // 11/2 | Kerstin Stakemeier + Anselm Franke: Illiberal Arts. Introducing a Series of Methodological Fractures

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

Kerstin Stakemeier + Anselm Franke
“Illiberal Arts. Introducing a Series of Methodological Fractures”

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 @5pm ET
Online Event [register here]


The exhibition “Illiberal Arts“—currently on view at HKW / Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin—builds on understanding today’s raging illiberalisms not as the appearance of threats opposed to liberalism, but as liberalism’s very own core becoming explicit. Starting from the assumption that while what we are living through today might be the end of liberalisms’ ideation, it surely is not the end of its reign, Anselm Franke and Kerstin Stakemeier invited a group of twenty-four artists, six poets and eight discussants to work through the implications such a perspective has for artistic labor and for working in art. If art has been an icon of liberal freedoms, how do the violent manifestations of those freedom’s possessive nature reposition what Lu Märten called “Lebensarbeit” (life-work) in art?


Kerstin Stakemeier, Professor for Art Theory (Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg), works most often in collaborations. With Bill Dietz she co-authored Universal Receptivity (2021), with Marina Vishmidt Reproducing Autonomy (2016). M.Ammer, E.Birkenstock, J.Nachtigall, S.Weber and her realized the exhibitions/magazine series Class Languages (2017/18). She co-edited with Susanne Witzgall the lectures/anthologies Power of Material / Politics of Materiality, Fragile Identities, The Present of the Future (2014-2018, diaphanes). 2017 Entgrenzter Formalismus. Verfahren einer antimodernen Ästhetik came out (b_books PoLYpeN). 
 Anselm Franke is Head of the Department of Visual Arts and Film at HKW Berlin, where he co-curated the multi-year program “The Anthropocene Project” (2013-2014) and “Kanon-Fragen (2016-2019), and conceived numerous exhibitions such as recently “Neolithic Childhood. Art in a False Present ca. 1930” (together with Tom Holert) and “Parapolitics. Cultural Freedom and the Cold War” (with Paz Guevara, Nida Ghouse and Antonia Majaca). Publications include “2 or 3 Tigers” (2017, with Hyunjin Kim), “Forensis” (2015, with Eyal Weizman et. al.) and “Animism” (2010). Franke received his doctorate from Goldsmiths College, London.
FALL 2021 | EVENTS

 ALL EVENTS    VIRTUAL   @5PM EST
SEPTEMBER 21   ED ATKINS
The Worm

OCTOBER 5  NICOLE STAROSIELSKI
The Cold Internet

OCTOBER 12   FUTURITY REPORT
Eric C. H. de Bruyn, Sven Lütticken

NOVEMBER 2   ILLIBERAL ARTS
Kerstin Stakemeier, Anselm Franke
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NOVEMBER 9   TERESA FANKHÄNEL
Of Models and Men.
Theodore Conrad, Louis Checkman and the Miniature Boom in New York
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NOVEMBER 16   PAMELA LEE
On Think Tank Aesthetics:
Mid-Century Modernism, The Cold War and the Neoliberal Present
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NOVEMBER 30   EXTINCT
Adrian Forty, Barbara Penner
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