September 28, 2011

California Institute of the Arts, MA in Aesthetics and Politics Program

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Shepard Fairey mural, West Hollywood library.
Photo by Joshua Barash.

The MA in Aesthetics and Politics program offers a one- or two-year degree that focuses on the multiplicity of ways in which the aesthetic and the political intertwine. Students specialize in one of three areas of concentration: critical theory, media and urban studies, and global studies. From political art to the aestheticization of politics, and from phenomenological, post/structuralist, to speculative materialist theories of culture, politics, and society, this program operates at the cutting edge of creative and critical practice today.


Faculty include Arne De Boever (director), Douglas Kearney, Chandra Khan, Norman Klein, Martín Plot, and James Wiltgen. Spring 2011 visiting faculty is Kate Elswit.


Recent visiting speakers have included Alain Badiou, Andrew Arato, Ernesto Laclau, Hans Haacke, Sam Weber, Diedrich Diederichsen, Bonnie Honig, Fred Moten, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jodi Dean, and Bernard Stiegler.


Please join us for the following events:


Fall 2011 Aesthetics and Politics lecture series, hosted by Douglas Kearney.
With Ernest Hardy, Darby English, Kyla Wazana Tompkins, and Sianne Ngai


2011–2012 West Hollywood lecture series, hosted by Arne De Boever and Martín Plot
With Étienne Balibar, Jeffrey Deitch, Dick Howard, Marquis Lewis (RETNA), Catherine Malabou, Maggie Nelson, Frédéric Neyrat


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