How can critique be articulated if there is no position outside of discourse to articulate it from? Join us to discuss The Fate of Representation, the Fate of Critique from Jesse Cohn’s book Anarchism and the Crisis of Representation: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics, Politics (2006).
Cohn engages with critiques that question the relationship between concept and truth, image and reality, political institutions and collective interests. He argues that the practice of representation is indistinguishable from the assumption of power over what it claims to represent. The book explores nonrepresentational alternatives, and in particular the potential of an anarchist critique of symbolic and political representation.
The event is free but due to limited capacity booking is required. Please visit the website for more information, to book and download the shared document.
[SYMPOSIUM] is a monthly free and open-access reading group for artists, curators, researchers and anyone interested in the intersections between art practice and critical theory.
Cohn: Representation and Critique
Friday, 9 February 2018, 6:30pm-9pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Facilitated by Aristotelis Nikolaidis
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite