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Ida Bencke, The Art of Care: Regenerative Aesthetics, vulnerability as resistance and the alter-institution

Aesthetic Seminar. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all Aesthetic Seminars are online and transmitted on Zoom and you must sign up for participation. If circumstances allow, we will locate them at Aarhus University or Kunsthal Aarhus as well. Venues then to be announced.

2021.02.24 | Web Katrinebjerg Kasernen, CC

Date Thu 22 Apr
Time 14:15 16:00
Location Zoom

Registration Deadline is April 22 (at 12:00 CET). Sign up here  

The Art of Care: Regenerative Aesthetics, vulnerability as resistance and the alter-institution.

What may it mean to take seriously the entanglements and vulnerability of bodies and ecosystems, and cultivate curatorial and artistic practices concerned with questions of recuperation and care? How to situate and consolidate knowledge within local epistemologies and become response-able to place, while staying with the trouble of the planetary, the ongoing violences of coloniality and global, social injustices? And what does it mean for care to operate beyond the reproduction of the status quo, to become radical, an apparatus of resistance? With this talk, Ida Bencke will discuss the potentials – and problems – of employing concepts and methodologies of regeneration and care within speculative practices. The talk will look at artistic methodologies concerned with encounters between precarity and collectivity, and the nurturing of alliances across knowledges, privileges and bodies. It will ask how we may come to tackle questions of inequity and justice within environmental discourses, and foster an (alter) institutional ethos of solidarity.    

The seminar is public, and we welcome everybody. 

Programme: Aesthetic Seminar spring 2021

Seminar, Arts, Afd. for Digital Design og Informationsvidenskab, Kunsthistorie, Æstetik & Kultur og Museologi, Litteraturhistorie og Retorik, Contemporary Aesthetics and Technology