Art against the Economy
[SUMMER SCHOOL ON ECONOMICS AND THE ARTS]
Part of the ASFA BBQ. asfabarbecue.wordpress.com
The talk is open to the public, free of charge. The talk will be held in Greek.
The recent financial crisis only encouraged artists in their attacks against capitalism, offering an obvious subject for artistic interventions and drawing them towards economic discourse. My presentation will try to address two elementary questions; in what capacity can art provide a different, maybe even better, point of critique of the market than say politics or science. And up to what extend the criticality of artists against the economy has helped them to mobilize and improve their own conditions of work.
Georgios Papadopoulos combines economics and philosophical analysis with an exploratory artistic practice. His research gravitates around money and its socioeconomic functions. Between 2008 and 2009 he was Researcher at the Theory Department of the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht and in 2012 he received the Vilém Flusser Award for Artistic Research by the transmediale festival and the University of the Arts (UdK) in Berlin. He has published Notes Towards A Critique of Money, 2011 and Grexit, 2012.
Organized in co-operation with the “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Office” of the Athens School Of Fine Arts.