Open Lecture: Fredrik Svensk
The Steam of Critique After the fact
If the notion of critique today is associated with the European enlightenment and its dark side of capitalist and colonial modernity, what challenges does the notion of critique in contemporary art face in the light of current debates on new materialism, non-anthropocentrism and alt-right PR- strategies? To discuss these issues Fredrik Svensk will trace the genealogy of critique in contemporary art in light of current debates in these diverse discourses.
Fredrik Svensk is active as a critic, educator, researcher, editor and curator. He holds a position as Lecturer in Art Theory at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg and is editor-in-chief of Paletten Art Journal. In his research and teaching he is specialized on the biopolitics of art. He has been guest lecturer in many art academies since 2002 all around Europe and he writes art criticism for Artforum, Kunstkritikk, Aftonbladet Kultur and his essay writing has been published in many books and anthologies. In 2017 he is curating the The Bosnia and Herzegovina National Pavilion, at the 57th Venice Biennale.
The lecture is presented by The Critical and Pedagogical Studies programme (CPS) at the Malmö Art Academy. As part of the course "After Critique - Perspectives and Genealogies From Critical Theory".