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Willem de Rooij "PIERRE VERGER IN SURINAME" at Portikus

Exhibition, 27 March – 18 July 2021

Summer semester 2021

Information, 12 April – 16 July 2021

Lectures Summer Semester 2021

Online Lecture, 20 April – 8 July 2021

Willem de Rooij class: Premiere

Class Project, 7 – 21 May 2021

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Ellie Ga: Artist talk

Online Lecture, 18 May 2021, 19:00

David Gianotten: Contextual Engagement

Online Lecture, 20 May 2021, 19:00

Breaking Glass III – Virtual Space

Symposium, 28 – 30 May 2021

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Hassan Khan class: AUTONATURA

Class Project, 14 – 16 May 2021

Etta Madete: OCHA-African Avant-Garde

Online Lecture, 11 May 2021, 19:00

Banu Cennetoğlu: neither a mirror nor a hammer

Online Lecture, 6 May 2021, 19:00

Elif Saydam: The House Always Wins

Online Lecture, 20 April 2021, 19:00

STADL: Schtorona

Radio Show, 19 – 21 February 2021, 18:00–19:00

Willem de Rooij Class: Raum I7

Class Project, 19 February 2021

Rungdang

Event, 19 – 21 February 2021, 16:00–20:00

Bani Abidi: Funland

Online Lecture, 16 February 2021, 19:00

Olga Balema

Online Lecture, 4 February 2021, 19:00

Henrike Naumann: Aesthetics of Power

Online Lecture, 28 January 2021, 19:00

The Otolith Group: Infinity Minus Infinity

Online Lecture, 21 January 2021, 19:00

Manuela Moscoso: Liverpool Biennial 2021

Online Lecture, 19 January 2021, 19:00

Jason Mohaghegh: Dreams of the Last King

Online Lecture, 12 January 2021, 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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