Art and culture can only be presented and communicated within a context; the local, social, political, and economic conditions of their production and presentation and the specific conditions of reception- and discourse must always be taken into account. At the same time, as a consequence, it can be observed a paradigm shift has taken place in cultural politics: no longer “culture for everyone”, but the articulation and representation of minority scenes and cultures with the goal of enhancing the opportunities for participation and action. An integral element of this cultural politic is an orientation towards active protagonists in artistic scenes and the search for and promotion of new, unknown potential. Only a few public cultural institutions have understood the importance of this culmination and turned their attention towards these minority (which together form a “multitude”) milieus.
Stéphane Bauer, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, has been director of Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien since 2002.
Eine Vortrags- und Gesprächsreihe zur Kunst im öffentlichen Raum und zu neuen künstlerischen Strategien in Zusammenarbeit des Programms Master of Fine Arts der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar mit dem ACC.
Vortrag in englischer Sprache.