2018, Fri, Nov 09

An evening devoted to art and politics, in play and in earnest

Untitled, Dartboard-collage from the exhibition Destruktion af RSG-6 at the gallery Exi Odense Denmark 1963, Courtesy Private Collection

Untitled, Dartboard-collage from the exhibition Destruktion af RSG-6 at the gallery Exi Odense Denmark 1963, Courtesy Private Collection

The exhibition The Most Dangerous Game: The Situationist International en route to May ’68 is an opportunity to illuminate the gray areas between art and politics, playfulness and earnestness: How far can artistic freedom go in the political arena? Are games suitable subversive techniques for addressing serious issues? Should politics have artistic aspirations? What happens when artists use methods of propaganda? Invited guests will play through these and other questions in front of and with the audience. Also, the Invisible Playground artists’ network invites visitors to take part in an intervention with an urban gaming course in and around HKW.

The exhibition is open until 11pm. Cultural science students from the University of Potsdam will be available as dialogue partners in the exhibition hall.

Program

Until 11pm: Extended hours of the exhibition The Most Dangerous Game: The Situationist International en route to May ’68

6pm: Artistic intervention with Invisible Playground (urban gaming course for 30 persons max.)

8pm: Talk (in English)
With Cesy Leonard (artist, filmmaker, policy planning chief at Zentrum für Politische Schönheit), Dmitry Vilensky (artist, writer, co-founder of the artist collective Chto Delat?), Vincent Meessen (artist, author), Mirjam Schaub (philosopher, journalist); moderator: Petra Stegmann

10pm: Artistic intervention with Invisible Playground (urban gaming course for 30 persons max.)