Saturday, January 26, 2013, 6 pm
Art as a Form of Crisis (Part 1): the Aesthetics of Money
Introduction by Stewart Martin (Senior Lecturer Modern European Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory, Middlesex University London; contributing editor Radical Philosophy, London), followed by an artist talk with Anja Kirschner and David Panos (artists, London/Athens), and Stewart Martin, moderated by Sophie Goltz (n.b.k. communication and education)
In their film Ultimate Substance, Anja Kirschner and David Panos demonstrate an artistic analysis of the prehistory of capitalist labor and forms of exchange that stretches from ancient Greece to its crisis-ridden presence. In doing so, they are invoking those forms, which today determine not only our subjective thinking and acting, but also fine art with its philosophical and aesthetic discourses, including its possibilities and abysses, dealt with by London based philosopher Martin Stewart. In a talk with the artists, the interface between aesthetics and capital, their structural similarities will be discussed, as well as those potentials in which the aesthetics of art opens up a space of critique.