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12/18~12/19 Commonism-A New Aesthetics of the Real
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12/18~12/19 Commonism-A New Aesthetics of the Real
 
 
CommonismA New Aesthetics of the Real
Date: 2019.12.18~12.19, 13:30~16:30
Venue: Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, TNUA
Lecturer: Pascal Gielen 

Introduction

Following half a century of neoliberalism, there appears to be a new ideology in the making, called “commonism”. In his lecture, sociologist Pascal Gielen attempts to map these new ideological notions through examples and artistic practices, as well as critical reflection. How are the commons constituted in society? How do they shape the reality of our living together? What strategies and aesthetics do commoners adopt? Is there an alternative and more just future imaginable through the political ideology of the commons? Commonism claims to be better aligned with the ecological and social reality of today than capitalism. Perhaps it is also closer to how social relationships actually function. Gielen will counter-position the abstract aesthetics of capitalism by this of the commons which he describes as an aesthetics of ‘assemblage’. 

Lecturer

Pascal Gielen works and lives in Antwerp, Belgium. He is a professor of sociology of art and politics at the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (Antwerp University) where he leads the Culture Commons Quest Office (CCQO). Gielen is editor of the international book series Antennae-Arts in Society. In 2016 he became laureate of the Odysseus grant for excellent international scientific research of the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders in Belgium. Gielen has published many books which are translated in Chinese, English, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian. His research focuses on creative labour, the institutional context of the arts and on cultural politics.

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The lecture will be presented in English, Chinese translation will be provided