Monday, March 07, 2011

"The Populist Front: On the Role of Myth, Storytelling and Imaginary in Populist Movements," Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, March 18, 2011.

Welcome & Introduction

  • Jorinde Seijdel - editor-in-chief Open: Cahier on Art and the Public Domain
  • Merijn Oudenampsen - guest editor Open 20
First Panel: Populism in Theory

  • Rudi Laermans & Koen Abts - Sociologists, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, "The Populist Triangle: People, Leader, Establishment"
  • Oliver Marchart - Political Theorist, Universität Luzern, "Populism in Political Theory and Visual Culture"
  • Sara R. Farris - Political Theorist, Universität of Konstanz, "Populism Unveiled: The Defence of Women as the Founding Myth of the New-Right"

Lunch break

Second panel: Imagery & Myth

  • John Kraniauskas - Latin American Studies, Birkbeck University London, "Eva Peron as the Image of Peronism"
  • Sven Lütticken – Art Critic, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, "A Heteronomous Hobby: Report on the Netherlands"
  • Aukje van Rooden - Philosopher / Literary Theorist, Universiteit Utrecht, "The Myth of Modern Politics"

Tea and coffee break


  • Steve Lambert – Artist / Intelligent Troublemaker, "Constructing Small Scale Temporary Utopias"
  • Screening of the film Museum Songspiel, Followed by Q & A with filmmakers Chto Delat – Art Collective, Sint Petersburg / Moscow

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