The artist in social reproduction



Part of the ASFA BBQ.
The talk is open to the public, free of charge. The talk will be held in English.

Beginning with the findings of the curatorial research programme ECONOMY (Scotland 2013,, this paper will discuss the transition from the aura of the artwork to the aura of participation. This transition corresponds to a transformation of the role of the artist as encountered in the emergence of industrialisation and modern art in the 19th century to the artist’s role as renegotiated in the hegemony of ‘total production’ associated with globalisation at the end of the 20th century. The analysis will prioritise the relationship between art, production and reproduction as essential to understanding the positioning of the artist in a contemporary socio-economic context.

Angela Dimitrakaki is a writer and Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Edinburgh. Her books include Art and Globalisation (2013, in Greek), Gender, ArtWork and the Global Imperative (2013) and the co-edited volumes ECONOMY: Art, Production and the Subject in the 21st Century (2015) and Politics in a Glass Case: Feminism, Exhibition Cultures and Curatorial Transgressions (2013). She is Corrsponding Editor of the journal hm: research in critical Marxist theory and, since 2015, an Editor of Third Text.

Organized in co-operation with the “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Office” of the Athens School Of Fine Arts.

Supported by the DAAD Programme: Partnerships with Greek Institutions of Higher Education 2014 – 2016 / A Cooperation between the Academy of Fine Art Munich (ADBK) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA)