Kerstin Stakemeier

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PublisherMute2016
Progress in autonomy cannot be – nor historically has it ever been – measured in quantitative units. Rather, the need for autonomy is repositioned in relation to society’s political, economic, and cultural developments on an ongoing basis. What do we mean when we speak of ‘autonomy’ and ‘reproduction’ in the field of contemporary art? What kind of objects do these terms encompass, what are their histories, and what internal logical relations can we identify between these concepts? How do they operate in a philosophical discourse about art and in political theory and practice? In this book, Marina Vishmidt and Kerstin Stakemeier ...
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Learning is often progress-oriented, institutionally driven, and focused on the accumulation of knowledge, skills, and behavior. In contrast, unlearning is directed towards embodied forms of knowledge and the (un)-conscious operation of ways of thinking and doing. Unlearning denotes an active critical investigation of normative structures and practices in order to become aware and get rid of taken-for-granted “truths” of theory and practice. This book shares the process of unlearning, taking art and art institutions as sites for unlearning and Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons as an experimental case. Unlearning at an art organization has led to collective unlearning exercises ...
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PublisherSocial Discipline2020
Mattin and Miguel Prado talk with uncompromising art-theory-mavericks: Ana Teixeira Pinto and Kerstin Stakemeier about their crucial text: “A Brief Glossary of Social Sadism”. More relevant than ever in these times of generalised brutality. Artwork: Parker Bright, “Confronting My Own Possible Death”, 2018.

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