The Future of Critique

The Future of Critique


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November 15, 2022
The Future of Critique
Lectures, workshops, performances
November 18–26, 2022, 2:30pm
!!! JUDGEMENT NIGHT !!! party: November 18, 10pm–3am, with Eric D. Clark, Lil Internet, Nastya Muravyova
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
The Future of Critique party: November 25, 9pm–3am, with Eric D. Clark
Akademie der Künste
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Congress: The Future of Critique, a five-day congress in Bonn and Berlin with Cassie Thornton, Kate Brown, Jörg Heiser, @freeze_magazine, Ann Cotten…

Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, November 18–20
Akademie der Künste, Berlin, November 24–26
View livestreams here and here.

Everyone is a critic today. But where is critique? We are all experts evaluating each other. But what do we base our criteria on? Today, every theatre, every museum, every scientific institute is expected to mediate and promote its work—while independent mediation, contextualization, and evaluation are disappearing with the general media. But without criticism, there is no public. Without the public, no arts. Without the arts, no democracy.

Just when the monopolies of criticism have been broken and individual perspectives are finally being given broader scope, criticism is experiencing its greatest crisis. This crisis serves as a lens for the congress “The Future of Critique” to focus on fundamental changes in the public sphere, institutions, and society. 90 international guests from the fields of theatre, music, literature, film, architecture, visual arts, and the media will discuss the future of the public sphere at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin and the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn.

With Julieta Aranda, Cem A. aka @freeze_magazine, Artists at Risk, Elke Bippus, Candice Breitz, Kate Brown, Elke Buhr, Saba-Nur Cheema, Joshua Citarella, Eric D. Clark, Christian Demand, Fernando-García Dory, Arnold Dreyblatt, Helmut Draxler, Mara Delius, Nikita Dhawan, Gürsoy Doğtaş, Ulrike Draesner, Arnold Dreyblatt, Mat Dryhurst, Dorte Lena Eilers, Birgit Glanz, Ines Geipel, Julia Grosse, Jörg Heiser, Georg Imdahl, Eva Illouz, Danson Kahyana, Swantje Karich, Jina Khayyer, Robert Kudielka, Angela Lammert, Holger Liebs, Ligna, Julio Linares, Catrin Lorch, Verena Lueken, Niklas Maak, Isabel Mehl, Linn Micklitz, John Miller, Massimiliano Mollona, Yvette Mutumba, Sara Nabil, Carolin Naujocks, New Models, Anh-Linh Ngo, María Inés Plaza Lazo, Gregor Quack, Hanno Rauterberg, Kolja Reichert, Leonie Reineke, Kathrin Röggla, Zsófia Samodai, Karin Sander, Henning Schmidgen, Sabine Scholl, Martin Schüttler, Georg Seeßlen, Barış Seyitvan, Alex Scrimgeour, Noemi Smolik, Beate Söntgen, Klaus Speidel, Hito Steyerl, Rüdiger Suchsland, Jutta Müller-Tamm, Cassie Thornton, Wolfgang Ullrich, Senthuran Varatharajah, Julia Voss, Christine Wahl, Wilfried Wang, Julia Wissert, womynofcolors, Dena Yago, Zairong Xiang et al.

Admission free, with registration
for Bonn: buchung [​at​]
for Berlin: kongress [​at​]

Curated by Angela Lammert (Akademie der Künste) and Kolja Reichert (Bundeskunsthalle).

Read a conversation between curators Angela Lammert and Kolja Reichert in the new issue of Journal der Künste. With an artistic “Carte Blanche” by Jochen Gerz.

A Cooperation of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, and the Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH, Bonn, in collaboration with the German section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), the DFG Research Training Group “Cultures of Criticism” at Leuphana University Lüneburg, and the Institute for Art and Image Studies at Humboldt University Berlin.

Supported by Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung.

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