A Politicized Art - towards the formation of a critical counter public sphere

In the debased public sphere of the mass media, public opinion is administered, monitored, managed and manufactured by the private interests of big business, including the private interests of the owners of global media companies and the commercial interests of advertisers and sponsors.

Critical art is emancipatory, dialogical and dissenting. It is recalcitrant and unmanageable. A critical art is a politicized art and therefore concerned with the current condition of liberal democracy; this symposium asks how can critical art practices bring their autonomy to bear upon a debased public sphere and enable the formation of a critical counter public sphere?

Speakers:
Malcolm Barnard - Fashion: Public and Private
Freee Art Collective - A Politicized Art
Andrew Hunt - Regional Curating as a Counter-Public Sphere
Marysia Lewandowska - Social Cinema
Jim McGuigan -The Cultural Public Sphere - Critical Measure of Public Culture?
Malcolm Miles - Art as a Public Sphere (Now and Then)
Simon Sheikh - Manufacturing Dissent

The symposium is free but it is essential to book in advance, more details on application. The symposium will take place at Loughborough University. Tea and coffee will be provided. To book places please contact Sandra Leeland by email s.leeland@lboro.ac.uk.

A Politicized Art is organized by Loughborough University School of Art & Design in association with Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham’s new centre for contemporary art.
A Politicized Art - towards the formation of a critical counter public sphere


Event Title: A Politicized Art - towards the formation of a critical counter public sphere
Postcode: LE11 3TU UK
Further Details:
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Contact Email: s.leeland@lboro.ac.uk to reserve places