Hito Steyerl Politics of Art: Contemporary Art and the Transition to Post-Democracy

 Class questions/ themes/ comments:

A call to action – a call to artists / art workers

Steyerl’s writing is not necessarily overly aggressive  – her style would help her connect to a lot of people

where is the money coming from?

how do we turn away from dirty money?

how do we fight against institutionalized patriarchy rather than other artists?

difference btw global vs international?

context is important

who does public art belong to?

would there be any point to striking as artists?

how can we say no to opportunities?

problem with “exposure” as payment

Is it time to kick the hammer-and-sickle souvenir art into the dustbin…

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