The School of Redistribution, the first chapter of platform Future Climates founded by curators Antonia Alampi & iLiana Fokianaki is happy to announce the second part of its public program with two presentations by critic and curator Nato Thompson and artist Tania Bruguera.
Thursday 11th of May 19:00 at State of Concept
Nato Thompson - Culture as Weapon
Book presentation and discussion with Nato Thompson (artistic director Creative Time New York) and iLiana Fokianaki (director State of Concept, curator Extra City Kunsthal).
Nato Thompson presents his new book "Culture as Weapon" and discusses it with iLiana Fokianaki. The conversation will be in English.
The production of culture was once the domain of artists, but beginning in the early 1900s, the emerging fields of public relations, advertising, and marketing transformed the way the powerful communicate with the rest of us. A century later, the tools are more sophisticated than ever, the onslaught more relentless.
In "Culture as Weapon", acclaimed curator and critic Nato Thompson reveals how institutions use art and culture to ensure profits and constrain dissent — and shows us that there are alternatives.
NATO THOMPSON is Artistic Director at Creative Time, one of New York’s most prestigious and exciting art organizations. He is the editor of Experimental Geography: Radical Approaches to Landscape, Cartography, and Urbanism (Melville House), The Interventionists: A Users’ Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life, and Living as Form: Socially Engaged Art from 1991–2011. His most recent book is Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the 21st Century (Melville House).