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tir 05.07.2016
19:00Bergen Kunsthall

Chantal Mouffe at Tout Va Bien Series #4

The philosopher gives the lecture «Artistic Practices and Agonistic Politics».

Alt Går Bra presents Chantal Mouffe at Tout Va Bien Series #4 kl.19.00, 5 July 2016 Bergen Kunsthall Landmark  With a belief in the radical potential of art, political philosopher Chantal Mouffe comes to Bergen to give a lecture and dialogue with artists, theorists, and the general public. Mouffe is best known for proposing a radicalization of democracy through what she calls ‘agonistic pluralism’ and for her conceptualization of hegemony along with Ernesto Laclau, with whom she co-authored the influential book Hegemony and Socialist Strategy. In her lecture prepared for Bergen, “Artistic Practices and Agonistic Politics,” Mouffe claims: “artistic practices can contribute to the struggle against capitalist domination, but this requires a proper understanding of the dynamics of democratic politics, an understanding which I contend can only be obtained by acknowledging the political in its antagonistic dimension…” A discussion with the public will follow Mouffe’s lecture.  The event will open with a brief talk by artist union leader Vilde Salhus Røed (TBC). Upcoming Tout Va Bien Series events at Bergen Kunsthall Landmark: Curatorial duo Le Peuple Qui Manque (22 September, 2016) Professor Domenico Losurdo (20 October, 2016) www.altgarbra.org Supported by the Norwegian Arts Council, Fritt Ord, and Bergen City Council.

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