ART AND COMMUNISM: K. STAKEMEIER, K. DIEFENBACH & CHTO DELAT?

Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!

A student organized discussion event on terms and prospects of artistic practice based on investigations on the past and presence of art and communism.

Art and Communism
Monday, 18 June, 19 h, Aula

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.


Kerstin Stakemeier:
"Revolution out of Art - Productivism and Polytechnics"

Kerstin Stakemeier is an author, teacher and curator. Together with Nina Köller she currently curates the exhibition-project “Space of Actualisation Hamburg”. She teaches at Bauhaus University in Weimar.
She will focus on productivist art, in order to investigate on the figure of the polytechnic producer in the context of the Russian revolution of the 1920s as well as in the presence.


Katja Diefenbach:
"Politics of Bohemia - On the Difference between distinguished
Subjectivity and Whatever Singularity"

Katja Diefenbach is an author, teacher and cofounder of the bookstore-collective B_Books Berlin. Currently she teaches at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht.
She will give a short historical genealogy to depict the conceptions of a politics of bohemia and creative activity in order to formulate a critique of both, the unification of art and life and the idea of a sensual fulfillment of the human being by aesthetic activity. Point of departure is the reemergence of the notion of bohemia in the 1990s political art scene in Germany.


Dimitry Vilensky ('Chto delat?'):
"Temporary Art Soviet"

Founded in early 2003 in Petersburg, the platform Chto delat? / What is to be done? is a space between theory, art, and political activism. The platform's work is coordinated by a workgroup of the same name: members include artists, critics, philosophers, and writers from Petersburg, Moscow, and Nizhny Novgorod.
'Chto delat?' hopes to spark a dialogue of different positions about the politicization of knowledge production and about the place of art and poetics in this process, triggering collaborative initiatives in the form of "temporary art soviets" which are involved in the making of different cultural projects.