Positing the Horizon in Art, Philosophy, and Politics
On its first day, the Congress explores the notion of the horizon in contemporary art and critical theory. Taking as our starting point the idea that the horizon is what frames our sense of direction of possibility and impossibility, the contributors speculate along two lines of orientation. On the one hand, the question of how and where the horizon must be situated in order to be effectual is considered. On the other, the issue of the horizon as an image is explored, in order to connect political imaginaries and artistic production. In this sense, the horizon is produced in the intersection between aesthetics and politics.
Moderator: Boris Buden
(cultural critic and writer, Berlin)
Expecting the Unexpected: Once more on the “Horizon of Expectations”
Projects in the Absence of Signposts
Rear view Vision: History Enthusiasm and History Anxiety
Vectors of the Possible: Art between Spaces of Experience and Horizons of Expectation