Thursday, April 14, 2011, 7 pm
Can art be political?

Discussion with Marion Ackermann (director Kunstsammlungen NRW, Düsseldorf) and Harald Welzer (director of Center for Interdisciplinary Memory Research, Essen; prof. for social psychology, Universität Witten/Herdecke), moderated by Stefan Heidenreich (researcher in art and media sciences, Berlin/Zurich)

Which art can be political, and which not? And: how can art be political? What is the role of museums and public institutions on the one hand, and the art market with its galleries and collectors on the other? The art world seems divided into two groups: the art of the galleries and fairs and the art of biennials and curators. The discussion attempts to locate the possibilities of the political within the quadrangle of market versus museum, art world versus world art.

In German language