Power of the Powerless / Macht der Machtlosen

How can the present relationships in the medium of art be changed? What is the nature of the relationship between art and civil society? Can one understand art as a practice that can find application as a model elsewhere?

The exhibition Power of the Powerless and this catalogue seek to treat these and other questions by examining contemporary art perspectives, thus created an expanded perspective on social transformation.

Democracy, freedom of thought, and political involvement are as much a part of this discussion vis-à-vis the Arab Spring as well as the transformation processes in Southeast Europe and the global South.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Macht der Machtlosen (Power of the Powerless), at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 16 November 2013 – 9 February 2014.

English and German text.

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