February 21, 2019 - MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST - Symposium: ON VIOLENCE
February 21, 2019

MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST

Cady Noland, Not Yet Titled, 1994 (detail). Courtesy Hamburger Kunsthalle (DE). Installation view MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST. Photo: Fabian Frinzel.

Symposium: ON VIOLENCE
March 2–3, 2019

MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST
Domstraße 10
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm,
Wednesday 10am–8pm

T +49 69 21230447
mmk@stadt-frankfurt.de

www.mmk.art

Featuring: Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, Daniel Loick, Nina Power, Victoria Sanford, Klaus Theweleit, Vanessa Eileen Thompson, Alberto Toscano, Sayak Valencia

Violence is a complex and overdetermined term. More and more people are becoming aware of the de facto increase of violence and the brutalization of its practices. Openly racist, sexist and “classist” discrimination and attacks—but also various forms of symbolic violence—testify to its omnipresence. The violence we are currently experiencing has contributed to the emergence and politicization of a new public. Manifest in various forms of expression, that public creates new alliances and encourages subjects to lead different lives.

Taking place within the framework of the exhibitions Cady Noland and Because I live here, the symposium On Violence will examine structural violence and specific forms of violence in their multifarious dimensions. To what extent are different manifestations of violence interrelated, and is violence inherent to our society or (merely) the sign of an escalating crisis?

Saturday, March 2

11am–1pm
Susanne Pfeffer: Introduction
Daniel Loick: Anarchy or Barbarism? Thoughts on Violence
Alberto Toscano: Sadism to SolidarityNotes on Art, Philosophy and the Algerian War

2:30–4:30pm
Sayak Valencia: Gore Capitalism
Klaus Theweleit: The Fragmented Body. Feeling "free" through Violence

5–6pm
Victoria Sanford: The Disappeared of Guatemala

Sunday, March 3

11am–1pm
Vanessa Eileen Thompson: The Policed of the Earth. On Conditions of Un-Breathing and the Possibilities of Abolitionist Horizons
Nina Power: Philosophy as Self-Defence

2:30–4:30pm
Geoffroy de Lagasnerie: Can We Be in Favour of Violence?
Patrisse Khan-Cullors: Black Lives Matter and Art

5–6pm
Closing discussion

Moderated by Tobi Müller

All lectures will be in English.
Admission is free—please rsvp to symposium@mmk.art

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