Serpentine Gallery Conference: On the conditions of politics

Serpentine Gallery Conference: On the conditions of politics


June 5, 2007
Serpentine Gallery Conference: On the conditions of politics

Thursday 28 June 2007, 10 am – 5 pm

Conway Hall

South Place Ethical Society

25 Red Lion Square

London WC1R 4RL

Nearest tubes: Holborn, Russell Square

and Chancery Lane

To book tickets:

Ticketweb 08700 600100,

or at the Serpentine Gallery Lobby Desk:

020 7402 6075

On the occasion of the Paul Chan exhibition, this conference investigates and questions intersections of cultural practices and current political issues. Exploring the possibilities and failures of relations between the two, this day of interventions, questions and manifestos asks how critical dialogues and active politics can be relevant to artistic practice today.

Speakers include:

Zygmunt Bauman, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Leeds University and Professor Emeritus, University of Warsaw

Paul Chan, artist, New York

Melanie Gilligan, artist and writer, London

Massimiliano Gioni, Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Lisa Le Feuvre, Curator of Contemporary Art, National Maritime Museum, Lecturer on the Curatorial Programme at Goldsmiths

Esther Leslie, Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck, University of London.

Suhail Malik, writer and Senior Lecturer, Department of Visual Arts, Goldsmiths

Yates McKee, critic and art historian, New York

Gustav Metzger, artist, London

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery

Milan Rai, co-editor of Peace News and a founder of the anti-war group Justice Not Vengeance

Edgar Schmitz, artist, London

Serpentine Gallery Conference: On the conditions of politics

Image Caption: Paul Chan “1st Light” 2005, Digital video projection

Courtesy of The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens

Copyright 2007 Paul Chan

Courtesy of Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

Photograph Copyright 2007 Jean Vong

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