Circa 1968

Can Art and Politics be Thought? DAY 1

A Conference Curated by Kenneth Reinhard and Drew Daniel

Sponsored by the UCLA Program in Experimental Critical Theory and the Hammer Museum with support from the UCLA Arts Initiative, the UCLA Graduate Division, the UCLA Dean of Humanities, The UCLA School of Arts and Architecture, the UCLA Friends of English, and Cal Arts.

This hybrid conference/performance will discuss the question of the relationship of art and politics in a series of presentations by contemporary artists, critics, and philosophers. Is a relationship between art and politics that does not compromise the specificity of each practice possible? Can art be political without becoming propaganda? Does politics have anything to learn from art? How have artists approached these questions in their concrete practices and reflections on those practices? And how have theorists conceptualized and contributed to those practices?


View photos from the event here.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

1:00 Steve Goodman

2:00 Joshua Clover


3:30 Lauren Berlant

4:30 Matthew Barney 

8:00 Performances by Ultra-Red, Matmos, and Kode9

Sunday, June 5, 2011

1:00 Drew Daniel

2:00 Joan Copjec


3:30 Allan Sekula 

4:30 Alain Badiou

8:00 Reading of scenes from Alain Badiou’s Incident at Antioch and Ahmed the Philosopher; directed by Stephen Barker


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking:  Under the museum, $3 flat rate on weekends (cash only)

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.