Aesthetics of Resistance/Defense

Leftists have long lamented the depoliticization of art in our so-called “post-critical” era. However, Trump’s election has renewed attention to the complicity of the arts with the legitimating discourses and infrastructures of neoliberal class rule, sparking protests at museums and galleries. How have artists responded to this repoliticized context within their work? This panel assembles three artists whose material practices seek to resist the infrastructures of neoliberal hegemony in crisis while defending spaces of aesthetic autonomy against instrumental reason.

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