The State Artist
Aesthetics of politics
03/10 - 08/10
By Public Movement (IL)
With Oliver Marchart (A), Joanna Warsza (PL) & Artur Żmijewski (PL)
What kind of physical knowledge exists in our bodies as political beings? What is the dance of a citizen? How does the state perform? Which politics are possible through physical contact, what are the aesthetics and erotics of the Volk and of the state?
Beautiful actions in a public space are the centre of this workshop: What is the art of “pre-enacting” which introduces a political fact into the public realm? Events and actions, initiated by artists, whose works of art are discourse-specific, which can only happen at this place and at this point in time, which are governed by a specific constellation of social trauma and political ambition. Against the idea of a political commitment within the for / against paradigm, Public Movement proposes the role of a state artist. A state artist is responsible for broadening political imagination. A state artist works in society and within the political collective which is the state, and is not there to serve a rigid partisan ideology.
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