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Conference: On the conditions of politics

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


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Date and Time:

28 June 2007 at 10:00 am


Full Day



Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
0207 242 8034
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Organised by:

Serpentine Galleries
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£10/ £8 concessions

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