February 27, 2013

Symposium: Think … And See. What criticism tells us today

CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux

Jonathan Horowitz, Official Portrait of George W Bush Available for Free From the White House Hung Upside Down, 2001. Courtesy Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York.

The CAPC is hosting a one-year symposium titled Think … And See. Conceived by French philosopher, writer and scholar Francois Cusset, this time-capsule symposium will deal with the themes of intensity, 21st-century memory, brain and plasticity, gender and sex, the infinity of debt, and vulnerability, notably in the post-internet era.

This seminar is the first step in the CAPC’s endeavor to establish a study site where a radical acceptance of the terms and conditions of the production of critique does not undermine them, but feeds their articulation. The second step will be a publication featuring every contribution. 

February 28
Tristan Garcia (writer and philosopher)

March 21
Enzo Traverso (philosopher and historian)
Memory and utopia at the turn of the 21st century

April 17
Francois Noudelmann (philosopher and radio producer)
Family likenesses: a philosophical and aesthetic secession

May 22
Catherine Malabou (philosopher)
Emotional brain and plasticity

June 5
Beatriz Preciado (philosopher and activist)
Seeing gender/seeing sex

October 16
Maurizio Lazzarato (independent researcher, philosopher and sociologist)
The economy of infinite debt

November 20
Judith Butler (leading figure in political philosophy and pioneer in gender studies)
Vulnerability and resistance: towards a new political corpus

December 4
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (specialist in feminism, post-colonial issues and North-South relations)
Our world, our time?

Professor at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre, François Cusset, philosopher and writer, has published several seminal essays including “French Theory” (2008, University of Minnesota Press), “La Décennie/The Decade” (2006, La Découverte) and “Queer Critics” (2002, PUF). His first novel, A l’abri du déclin du monde, was published in 2012 by P.O.L.

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