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Anna Neimark: A Postconceptual Position

Lecture, 27 May 2019, 19:00

Ajay Singh Chaudhary

Lecture, 28 May 2019, 19:00

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Wolfgang Tschapeller: On Architecture

Lecture, 9 May 2019, 19:00

Sandra Danicke and Kasper König

Lecture, 7 May 2019, 19:00

Dawn Kasper

Lecture, 2 May 2019, 19:00

Narratives in Boundless Space 

Opening, 1 May 2019, 18:00

Elijah Burgher: Artist's Talk

Lecture, 25 April 2019, 19:00

Heji Shin: Mom

Lecture, 16 April 2019, 19:00

Götz Stockmann: Erosion of Spatial Border

Lecture, 11 April 2019, 19:00

Water Cooler Talks

Event, 15 – 16 February 2019

Rundgang 2019

Event, 15 – 17 February 2019

Rundgang Party 2019

Event, 15 February 2019, 22:00

Tala Madani: Oven Light

Opening, 8 February 2019, 19:00

Michael Young: Fear of the Mediated Image

Lecture, 6 February 2019, 19:00

Hernan Diaz Alonso: Literal

Lecture, 23 January 2019, 19:00

Carsten Meyer

Lecture, 17 January 2019, 19:00

Johannes Helberger: KLING KLANG KLONG

Lecture, 16 January 2019, 19:00

Tim Griffin: Dispositions

Lecture, 15 January 2019, 19:00

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Paul Clinton: Not Tonight Dear. Queerness, Class and the Twilight of Agency

Lecture30 January 2019, 19:00Aula, Städelschule, Dürerstraße 10, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

To skim recent catalogue essays, articles and press releases is to find contemporary art attributed with the power to 'disrupt', 'dismantle', 'shift', 'challenge' and 'contest' a whole host of social norms, political impasses and representational problems. These claims are particularly common in describing art works and exhibitions associated with the art world's renewed interest in identity and queer politics. Yet the queer theory those work draws upon so often insists upon the limits of agency, be that social, symbolic or individual. Through a series of linked examples from Philipp Timischl's recent exhibition at the Vienna Secession, the art and theory of Pierre Klossowski and others, this lecture will look at how class, queerness and consumption in their work attenuate the ability to act.

Paul Clinton is a writer based in London, and lecturer in curating at Goldsmiths. He writes regularly for Frieze, MOUSSE, Art Review, Art Monthly and other magazines. In 2018 he curated the exhibition Forbidden to Forbid at Balice Hertling, Paris. His forthcoming book Other Hunting will be published in 2019 by Ma Bibliotheque.

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