• theme and comment sheet

Hamburger Hochstraße 24
near Hein-Köllisch Platz
20359 Hamburg

«target: autonopop open mic.»

Tobias Still, Rahel Puffert, und Michel Chevalier open a discussion round with various non-binding topics, such as:

"Should one play with 'HarzIV-artists'?"
"Discussions and other fashions"
"Does art need art-schools?"
"Can art survive?"
"Is there a (natural) limit to progressiveness?"
"How much pragmatism can art bear?"
"Can photos of flowers be homophobic?"
"Can gays be flower-phobic?"
"Is the as-yet undiscovered function of art—ipso facto the indigestible remains of rationalization processes—that of a collection-station for the cognitively disabled?"
"Hamburg Art Center: a new director in 2008, or an alternative model?"
"Institutions = all beliefs and modes of conduct instituted by the collectivity (Durkheim)"
"Blocked experiences"
"Does art expand credulity?"
"Trojan horses"
"Who decides what's 'sensual'?"
"Should the art-world finally be democratized?"
"Cultural production/consumption/
and self-congratulation"
"Who belongs to the Hambourgeoisie?"
"Radicalism is not a form of experience"
"'Crude binary oppositions': a sin against the spirit?"
"Markets, private property, division of labor..."
"How it's shrinking! ... from Politics to Micropolitics to Nanopolitics"
"Leaving the artworld... so that galleries and collectors can continue to call the shots"
"Anguish about a negative state of affairs is converted into rage against the person who is pointing it out."

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