You are invited to a talk by Sven Lütticken, as the second event launching the talks series "Experts of the Undercommons" organized by writer, researcher and editor Tobias Dias, post-doc student at Aarhus University, in collaboration with Kunsthal Aarhus.
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Many contemporary art practices experiment with form. Going beyond narrowly artistic concerns, this engagement often involves fundamental social and political debates on questions of hierarchy, horizontality, and centralization. To give form to the world is also to (re)organize it. Against the background of 1990s and early 2000s debates on the discourses and practices of ‘relational aesthetics’ and ‘tactical media’, this talk will outline an ‘organizational aesthetics’ as developed (in sometimes contradictory ways) by some of today's most relevant artists, activists, theorists, and collectives.
Sven Lütticken, born in Kempen, Germany, is an art historian and art critic. Lütticken is associate professor at Leiden University’s Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, where he supervises PhD projects in the PhDArts programme. In addition, he coordinates the research master's program Critical Studies in Art and Culture at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Here he also teaches courses on the bachelor and master level.
Lütticken publishes regularly in journals and magazines such as New Left Review, Texte fur Kunst, e-flux journal, Grey Room and Afterall, and contributes to catalogues and exhibitions as writer or guest curator. Lütticken is the editor of the reader “Art and Autonomy” (Afterall, 2022) and he has recently published “Objections: Forms of Abstraction, Volume 1” (Sternberg Press, 2022).