public discourse program

The public discourse programme is a key element of the ARTS CLUB BERLIN, committed to investigating recent developments, concepts and forms of practice in discourses of contemporary art. At the invitation of the VBK curators, artists and scientists are asked to organize a discursive programme that is internationally oriented yet at the same time retains a focus on the local context of Berlin.

The programme has a particular focus on different forms of artistic practices and their conditions of production. What is artistic practice today and what are its contexts? Taking this question as a point of departure, the public discourse programme seeks to contextualise contemporary concepts of artistic practice within political, social and economic settings in open lectures and discussions with international artists, curators and representatives of non-artistic fields.

This interdisciplinary encounter hopes to engender an open, non-hierarchical space within which artistic and scientific notions of expertise are given equal attention. Consequently, a discursive programme that aims to map new cultural terrain supports the inquiry into contemporary contexts of artistic practice.

 

PROGRAM public discourse | April - July 2017

ART AND SOCIETY | between fiction and reality

Part 1 on the topic of ART AND ITS SOCIAL EFFECTIVENESS

APRIL: "Art = Life, Life = Art"
conversation with Heinrich Liman, Director of the Fluxus + Museum in Potsdam
MAI:
"Performance is alive"
talk with Jörn J. Burmester, Performance A
rtist
JUNE:
"Is an applied political art?"
Interview with Marina Naprushkina, A
rtist
JULY:
"Nowa America - Can Art Construct Reality?"
Lecture by Michael Kurzwelly, A
rtist