Right to the City! Right to the Museum!
- 31 October 2014–01 November 2014 Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lissabon, Portugal
Fine Arts, Cultural Studies, Arts, Museum, Recht auf Stadt, Right to the City, Protestbewegungen, Demonstrationen, Political Science
Drawing on Henri Lefèbvre’s claim for urban participation, heterogeneous protest movements emerged within the last years – from sex workers in Madrid, who refuse to accept eviction from their quarter, to artists in Hamburg, thwarting investors’ plans by squatting the “Gängeviertel”. The Right to the City-claim resonates strongly with different art movements, which embrace the concept of urban performance: Allan Kaprow’s Happenings, Günter Brus’ Vienna Walk, and VALIE EXPORT’s body configurations are just some historical iconic examples. The last years have seen a vital contribution of artistic interventions to contemporary protest movements. Erdem Gunduz’ Standing Man for example became the icon for protesters within Istanbul’s Gezi Park-uprising and an urban performance that thrived on the World Wide Web and in Social Media.
Title of Event
Uncertain Spaces: Virtual Configurations in Contemporary Art and Museums
- Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lissabon, Portugal