MONDAY | April 24th 2017 at 7.30 pm
public dicourse

On the Apriil the public discourse program starts with the new series of topic ART AND SOCIETY | between fiction and reality. The first block of this topic deals with the scientific and artistic positions on "art and its social effectiveness", curated by Florentine Zurek.

Changing the social reality through art fundamentally comprised the Dada and Fluxus movements of the 20th century. Numerous current art and cultural projects, which refer to the migration movements as a result of war and crises all over the world, make this dynamic visible once again. For this reason, the ARTS CLUB BERLIN 2017 attempts to question the possibilities and influences of artistic action and thinking on current political, social and ethical problems in two blocks "Art and its social effectiveness" and "Art as aesthetic humanism". What happens if the urgency of reality is hogging art and art raises the claim for social impact? Should art be allowed to do anything? Particularly with regard to the personal tragedies of refugees, artists run the risk to exploit the suffering of other people and instrumentalize them in public actions for their own career development. But who, if not art, can question complex social problems with provocative actions and reach a large audience? Is it an assignment of art to "bring chaos into order," as Adorno once remarked?

April 24th 2017 at 7.30 pm
Kunst ist Leben, Leben ist Kunst | Art is Life, Life is Art
Lecture with Heinrich Liman, Director of the Fluxus + Museum in Potsdam

"My art", Wolf Vostell (1932-1998) said once, "has a job to educate people against war and intolerance.“ 50 years after the Fluxus movement we ask Heinrich Liman reffering to the job of the art, its rules and efficacy. As a long-standing friend and collector of Wolf Vostell, Heinrich Liman founded the Fluxus + Museum in Potsdam in 2006.

Moderation: Florentine Zurek

Entrance 7 pm
Starting 7.30 pm

You are sincerely welcome
Greetings from the ACB Team

"Performance is alive"
talk with Jörn J. Burmester, Performance A
"Is an applied political art?"
Interview with Marina Naprushkina, A
"Nowa America - Can Art Construct Reality?"
Lecture by Michael Kurzwelly, A