Planetary Radical Culture? Art in the New Emergencies


Lecture by  associate professor Gene Ray

Are the forms of radical culture possible in the artworld and academia the ones needed today, or do planetary meltdown and neo-fascism require a different organization of solidarities? What are the bases and conditions for doing and locating transnational, transethnic and translinguistic cultures of struggle and solidarity. Are past models of any help?

Gene Ray is Associate Professor in the CCC Research-based Master Program at HEAD-Genève/Geneva School of Art and Design. He was Project Director of the collective research project The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva (2016-2018). Ray is the author of Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theory (2005, 2011), editor of Joseph Beuys: Mapping the Legacy, and co-editor of Art and Contemporary Critical Practice (2009) and Critique of Creativity (2011), and has contributed numerous essays to journals and books including, South as a State of Mind, Third Text, Brumaria, Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, and Rasheed Araeen (Van Abbemuseum, 2018), and Documenta 14 Daybook (2017).

Organised by CEMES & Aesthetic Protest Cultures, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen