At the center of attention: Gestures of Protest in Art and Culture



  • 08 December 2018 Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Deutschland (Kunstquartier Bethanien)


Cultural Studies, Arts, Political Science


Mounted policemen in uniform patrolling the space in Tate Modern, former miners re-enacting their battle with police seventeen years ago, and violent clashes between protesters and police in pop culture: Artists, as Tania Bruguera and Jeremy Deller, and directors of popular music videos, as Romain Gavras, use specific aesthetics of protest movements for their artistic work. Florian Bettel argues, that “Policing the Crisis” (Stuart Hall et al.) has entered the era of its commercial exploitation. The introduction to the panel “Gesture and the Political” will start from the exhibition’s artworks and shed light on a number of topics, the interdisciplinary research group was investigating in this context.

Title of Event

Throwing Gestures. The Entanglement between Gesture, Media, and the Political


Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig , Universität für Angewandte Kunst

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  • Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Deutschland
  • Berlin
  • Deutschland

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Published By: Florian Bettel | Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien | Publication Date: 09 May 2022, 10:59 | Edit Date: 24 November 2022, 09:06