23 November 2017 to 26 November 2017
23 November 2017 to 26 November 2017
 

A Class Act

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Today’s class systems continue to use art as a means of excluding people from a “cultural-social life”. The art world’s avant-garde have dominated the cultural pyramid for the past century, yet they continue to disregard the poor from their concerns and frameworks. Has the avant-garde lost the “culture of poverty” to the divide between rich and poor, elitist and popular, quality and commercial work? Do international perspectives lend themselves to the existence of an “underclass”? Could a populist paradigm clear claimed positions and create a culture that caters for all? Can elitist practices withstand populism?

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La Raffinerie/Charleroi danse – Machine room
Rue de Manchester 21 Manchesterstraat
1080
Molenbeek
Belgium
25 November, 2017 - 11:00 to 14:00

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image of Tunde ADEFIOYE

On intersectional approaches in the cultural context

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Tunde ADEFIOYE

Unfortunately only in Dutch but worth translating.

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Tunde ADEFIOYE

By Lara Staal. About blind spots and white privilege. Worth translating.

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Tunde ADEFIOYE

Fannie Sosa on Impulstanz. Their FB post is also worth reading. Basically it comes down to, how can we better serve individuals from marginalised communities without imposing our patriarchal frameworks.

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Antoine PICKELS

A short article by Bruce Benderson that partly reflects his thought as developed in the essay "Towards the New Degeneracy". Or how the avant-garde has lost the "culture of poverty"

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Antoine PICKELS

Always useful as a tool to analyze these questions, the 1979 essay by Pierre Bourdieu "La Distinction", (here a reading notice, in French)

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Antoine PICKELS

The full text of Bourdieu's "La Distinction" in English

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Antoine PICKELS

A critical view at Bruce Henderson's positions, including his essay "Towards the New Degeneracy", unfortunately unavailable online.

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Antoine PICKELS

A review (in French) of the book made after the symposium "La Distinction, 30 ans après" having a look at the book of Bourdieu 30 years after.

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Matteo LANFRANCHI

On June 21st I've seen Stephen Hadley (Queen’s University, Belfast) talk about audience development. His words impressed me, and in my opinion there are a lot of interesting suggestions for the topics we'll discuss, in particular about the role of the public, also in cultural policies.

Posted 1 year 6 months ago