Freedom in the Bush of Ghosts Conference as part of Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War Dec 15 & 16 Lectures and discussions
Freedom in the Bush of Ghosts is the conference accompanying the exhibition Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War, which investigates the battle for cultural hegemony and meaning in the Cold War as fought in the arts. The lectures and discussions in the conference program address the production of meaning through art and the role of the intellectual in Cold War cultural diplomacy, looking on the ideological Cold War constructs of freedom and the ways in which artistic and cultural autonomy are conceived in the anxious liberal-democratic consensus that pervades the “post”-Cold War contemporariness.
With Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Clare Davies, Kodwo Eshun, Anselm Franke, Nida Ghouse, Paz Guevara, Angela Harutyunyan, Patrick Iber, Nataša Ilić, Alexander Keefe, Christian Kravagna, Antonia Majaca, Jaleh Mansoor, Museum of American Art in Berlin
Picture: Lene Berg, Stalin by Picasso or Portrait of Woman with Moustache, facade-banner, 2008 | Courtesy the artist