Transformation of Public Space.
Contemporary Art, Riga, LV
15-16 October 2004
Based upon Walter Benjamin's seminal essay "The
Author as Producer", a whole range of theorists
have developed approaches towards an aesthetics of production.
Benjamin's arguments today may serve as a ground for
distinguishing the different political, social and economic
backgrounds in "Western Europe" and post-
Communist countries. What about political art's function
of supplying the capitalist production apparatus, not
changing it? What about the artists as producers rather
than experts for the universal? What about the different
transformations of public space in "Western Europe"
and post- Communist countries, where highly ideologized
spaces have turned into consumers' spaces within the
shortest period of time?
with Boris Buden, Jesper Dalmose, Helena Demakova,
Anders Harm, Lolita Jablonskiene, Oleg Kireev, Normunds
Kozlov, Maria Lind, Gerald Raunig, Edmunds Supulis,
Aneta Szylak, Friedrich Tietjen, et al.
Riga, Str. Marstalu 2
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