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2009-06-29
JACQUES RANCIERE - AESTHETICS OF POLITICS

Joanna Rajkowska presenting her project The Minaret

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw 2009. We refer to the tradition of open universities, self-education artistic groups and free education: LINK

During the seminar we will analyse the message of one the currently most influential philosophers of art - Jacques Ranciere. We will analyse his texts particularly with regard to the ties between aesthetic practices and struggles that constitute contemporary democracy

HOST
Michał Kozłowski

SPECIAL GUEST
Joanna Rajkowska

Michał Kozłowski (born in 1974) philosopher. Deals with history, capitalism, modernity, power, subject, desire and related issues. Tends to be Marxist. He studied philosophy and law at the University of Warsaw, philosophy at the KU Leuven and social sciences at the EHESS in Paris. At the latter he defended his Ph.D. thesis on the Foucault’s concept of freedom. Co-creates the “Bez Dogmatu” quarterly, co-edits the Polish edition of “Le Monde Diplomatique” monthly. Cooperates with “Variations” magazine and REASOPO (Réseau européen d'analyse des sociétés politiques). Teaches history of modern philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw

Joanna Rajkowska (1968) - polish artist, using various media. She makes sculptures, photography, drawings, objects, and installations; most recently fascinated by creative activities at the interface of art and reality, projects in public space.

[tansl. Łukasz Mojsak]