October 6, 2008

Which freedom?

Conversations and lectures

Programmatically committed to the freedom of art, the Secession will ask in a series of conversations and lectures with artists and theoreticians, how claims to the freedom and autonomy of art can be maintained in a society that is undergoing fundamental change.

How have artistic practices changed in the face of global capitalism, and what are the consequences of the growing divide between those artists who profit from the new economy and those who don’t? Has the freedom of art not in fact assumed an independent reality in our society? What are the implications for how artists understand their work, and what options for action does this entail?

April 6, 2009
Marlene Haring

March 16, 2009
Maria Galindo / Mujeres Creando

March 9, 2009
Tino Sehgal & Georg Schöllhammer
Artist’s talk

February 23, 2009
Mladen Stilinović & Charles Esche
Artist’s talk

February 9, 2009
Shooshie Sulaiman & Sabeth Buchmann
Artist’s talk

January 26, 2009
Johanna Kirsch & Silvia Eiblmayr
Artist’s talk

15. 12. 2008
Wolfgang Ullrich
The Dictatorship of Art. On Jonathan Meese, Autonomous Artists, and Greek God, Lecture

December 1, 2008
Marcus Geiger in conversation with Axel Huber

November 17, 2008
Sharon Lockhart in conversation with Diedrich Diederichsen

November 3, 2008
João Ribas
Freedom as Art, Lecture

October 27, 2008
Gustav Metzger in conversation with Sabine Breitwieser

October 6, 2008
Victor Misiano
Which Freedom?, Lecture