Can Art and Politics Be Thought?

The UCLA Program in Experimental Critical Theory and the Hammer Museum present a conference/performance on June 4 & 5, 2011 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles:

Can Art and Politics Be Thought?
Practices, Possibilities, Pitfalls

Curated by Kenneth Reinhard and Drew Daniel

Featuring talks by

  • Alain Badiou (Logics of Worlds; Being and Event),
    “Negation and Formalization”

  • Matthew Barney (Cremaster, Drawing Restraint),
    A Conversation with Drew Daniel

  • Lauren Berlant (The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture, The Queen of America Goes to Washington City: Essays on Sex and Citizenship),
    “On the Desire for the Political”

  • Joshua Clover (1989: Bob Dylan Didn’t Have This to Sing About, Madonna Anno Domini: Poems),
    “Between Centuries: Distance and the Epic”

  • Joan Copjec (Read My Desire: Lacan against the Historicists, Imagine There’s No Woman: Ethics and Sublimation),
    “The Fate of the Image in Church History and the Modern State”

  • Drew Daniel (Throbbing Gristle’s Twenty Jazz Funk Greats; A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure [Matmos])
    “All Sound is Queer”

  • Steve Goodman (Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear, Black Sun [Kode9]),
    “The Martial Arts of Sonic Hauntology”

  • Allan Sekula (Performance under Working Conditions, Polonia And Other Fables),
    “The Forgotten Space”

    And featuring performances by Ultra-Red, Jay Lesser (DJ Set), Kode9, and Matmos (June 4)

    And a reading of scenes from two plays by Alain Badiou, Incident at Antioch and Ahmed the Philosopher, directed by Stephen Barker (June 5)

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