The visual semiotics of governmentality: Art, politics, and criticism

lecture and panel discussion

Artist and philosopher Lucia Mendelová (University of the Arts, Bremen) presents her project addressing the visual semiotics of governmentality.
moderated by: Lenka Krištofová, philosopher and publicist

Tuesday July 28th 2015, 5 to 7pm 

Kunsthalle KLUB, Nám. SNP 12, Bratislava

free entry

In project she focuses on the question of how the visual mechanisms of contemporary disciplinarian regimes are organised; specifically, one of them – the financial structure of the Multiannual Financial Framework of the European commission. The work will be presented in 3-D form, through which we’ll be transferred into the world of a similar computer game. After the lecture, representatives of the non-governmental sector will discuss the potential of such artistic projects to cast a critical eye on their subjects. They will also mention the transparency, or lack thereof, of the structure of the grant system, as well as the realities that percipients of subsidies find themselves in.


With financial support of the Ministry of Culture of Slovak republic realised by ASPEKT NGO.
Co-organizator: Dom umenia/Kunsthalle Bratislava 
Co-operation: Glosolália - Journal for Gender in Arts and Theory, Goethe Institute Bratislava

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