(Deutsch) Wie kehren wir heute zur Retro/Neo/Avant/Garde zurück?

6pm, Kunsthaus Dresden. Lecture and Talk with Dr. Gal Kirn and Dr. Boris Buden
//Lecture in English language//


With Dr. Gal Kirn, philosopher and research fellow at Humboldt University, Berlin and Dr. Boris Buden, cultural theorist, Berlin

The lecture shall address the legacy/logic of the avant-garde: in what way can we still (have to?) return to it, and what do other returns, neo-avantgarde and retro-avantgarde, tell us about subsequent constellation and the role of art? The lecture shall tackle three major operations – identification, dis-identification and over-identification – immanent to the ›garde‹ and show their potential use today. If avant-garde arguably hoped to sustain an open space for encountering
between art-theory-politics in the age of possibility of the radical new world, what happened to this ›promise‹ today in the age where it seems that the ›avant-garde‹ baton of organising the change as movement – European-wide – was either taken by non-representational Occupy, or by the ›post-fascist‹ forces (Pegida and AfD in Germany, but also its ›equivalents‹ elsewhere)?
Dr. Gal Kirn is a philosopher and currently research fellow at Humboldt University, Berlin. He was a fellow of ICI, Berlin and researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, where he organized a series of international conferences on Yugoslavia, self-management urbanism, Yugoslavian Black Wave Cinema and Althusser. Kirn’s most recent book is ›Partisan Ruptures and Market Socialism in Yugoslavia‹
(Sophija, 2014). In his hometown Ljubljana he participates in the Workers’-Punks’ University.

A public exhibition project by the MFA-programme »Kunst im öffentlichen Raum und neue künstlerische Strategien/ Public Art and New Artistic Strategies«, Faculty of Art and Design, Bauhaus-Universität
Weimar, under the direction of Professor Danica Dakić, Claire Waffel, Ina Weise and Jirka Reichmann (Coordination), in cooperation with Kunsthaus Dresden, the municipal gallery for contemporary art, and the open workspace #Rosenwerk.

Funded by Kreativfonds, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
“Am Fluss/At The River” is funded by the Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung gemeinsam mit der Ostsächsischen Sparkasse Dresden.