Seminar : 20 – 21 April 2006

ISMS 1: Recuperating Political Radicality in Contemporary Art Constructing the Political in Contemporary Art

"The painfullness of experimentation finds response in the animosty towards the so-called isms: Programmatic, self-concious, and often collective art movements"
Theodor W. Adorno, Aesthetic Theory

This first seminar on the subject of ISMS: Recuperating Political Radicality 1. "Constructing the Political in Contemporary Art"focuses on the complex and problematic relationships between artistic movements, political movements, and individual works. Specific focus is placed on current dilemmas facing art production, how it is for a work to function "critically" today, and how this relates to or in fact, neglects, politics.

ISMS1 is supported by Office for Contemporary Art Norway and organized by OCA in cooperation with The Center for Research in Moderen European Philosopy (CMREP) Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) and Oslo Architectual Association (OAF)
Supported by Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) and Oslo Architectual Association (OAF)