Mai 2018
05.05.2018 -
2018 / 201805 / Ausstellung
Hinterland, Part 1
The eyes of the lighthouse

Anne-Laure Franchette, Gabriel Gee, Cliona Harmey, Monica Ursina Jäger, Salvatore Vitale, VOLUMES
2018 / 201805 / Präsentation
Turkey: Art in Troubled Times, 2018
An open talk with Asena Günal, Istanbul

Asena Günal, Anke Hoffmann

Juni 2018
02.06.2018 -
2018 / 201806 / Ausstellung
Hinterland, Part 2
Blood as a rover

Jürgen Baumann, Gregory Collavini, Anne-Laure Franchette, Gabriel Gee, David Jacques, Tuula Närhinen, Claudia Stöckli, VOLUMES

Tuesday, 25.10.2011


Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic

From the rear jacket cover of the book: “In this book Christoph Menke attempts to explain art´s sovereign power over reason without falling into an error common to Adorno´s negative dialectics and Derrida´s deconstruction. The error, which appeared earlier in romanticism, is to conceive of the sovereignty of art as a reflection of the superiority of its knowledge. For art entails no knowledge, and its negativity toward reason cannot be articulated as an insight into the nature of reason: Art is sovereign not despite, but because of, its autonomy.”

During this Theory Tuesdays session we will be plunging directly into the 5th chapter of Menke´s book – the chapter titled: “Aesthetic Sovereignty”. Ideally, the ensuing discussion will try to at once outline core elements of Menke´s argument in relation to aesthetic sovereignty, Adorno, and Derrida, and also to “wrestle-out” the possible implications of these ideas with regards to both producing and viewing visual art today.

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