Political Animal Conference

Political Animal Conference

Issued: Mon, 04 Jun 2018 11:43:00 BST

Please note that this event has been cancelled due to the Mackintosh Building fire.

The Centre for Contemporary Arts and Glasgow School of Art are hosting the Political Animal Conference event. 

Political Animal includes presentations, exhibitions, and interventions on the relation between contemporary art, political power and new media by Viviana Checchia, Jasmina Cibic, Fucking Good Art, Peter Geoghegan, Agnieszka Kilian, Mairi Lafferty, Francis McKee, Hannah McGill, Prabhakar Pachpute, Richard Parry, Nikos Papastergiadis, Andreas Phillipopoulos–Mihalopoulos, Johnny Rodger, Alicja Rogalska, Lionel Ruffel, Mike Small, Jonas Staal, Ravi Sundaram, Andrew Tickell and Carol Yinghua Lu.

Aristotle defined humans as the ‘political animal’ because humans rationalise, normalise and codify their social relations in a city. Yet do all ‘civil’ practices participate in the rejection of the unconscious and instinctual urges that form the non-political aggregations of the mob, the pack and the herd? How does the body of the collective absorb or exclude the living body through art, the law and the media?

In partnership with Glasgow School of Art, Leverhulme International Network of Contemporary Studies and The Drouth. Supported by Prince Claus Fund for Culture & Development, Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

The event is free but ticketed: