UNREST ON ONE’S LAURELS:
Flora Katz, Alexandra Pirici & Georgia Sagri
Overwhelmed by the symbolic power of abstract art, Dominique de Menil famously claimed in 1971 that in a world cluttered with images only abstraction could “bring us to the treshold of the divine».
It is commonly heard today that art is complacent, that it only serves a cathartic purpose and that its impact
is more emotional than social. However, forms of militantism in art are continuously active through accelerationism, queer theories, feminisms or gender studies, only to name a few.
Our guests will discuss if art can still be expected to be an emancipatory force and a vector of social change.