Book launch Art and Autonomy by Sebastian Olma

On September 14, V2_ organises a festive launch of Professor Sebastian Olma’s new book ‘Art and Autonomy: Past, Present, Future’ (V2_ 2018) in Rotterdam.

book Sebastian Olma
Art and Autonomy

What does it mean to speak of artistic autonomy at a time when art is fully commercialized and aesthetics has become the guiding principle of economic production and policymaking? This book takes a fresh look at this question by summoning three heroes of the aesthetic revolution to confront the challenges artistic practice faces today. Turning Kant into a campaigner for the Anthropocene, Schiller into a creative entrepreneur and Schelling into a political activist, it lays the groundwork for a critique that identifies the contemporary itself as contemporary art’s greatest challenge. Only by taking up a struggle against the contemporary, it argues, can art reinvent its autonomy and regain its relevance to society.

Programme & Entrance Fee
17:00h – 18:00h: Booklaunch with talks by Sebastian Olma, Maria Hlavajova & Una Henry.
18:00h – open end: Walk-in, aftertalk & discussion over drinks.

Entrance fee for the first part of the evening (until 18h) is 3 EUR without, and 10 EUR with the purchase of the book. From 18h on entrance is free.

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