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International symposium in the frame of the project "translate"
July, 6, 7 and 15 2007
Kunstraum der Leuphana Universitaet Lueneburg und
Gallery of the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
in cooperation with the Heinrich-Boell-Stiftung Berlin
Pierre Bourdieu, Art and Visual Politics
Friday, July 6th 2007
Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig,
2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Christine Frisinghelli (Graz)
Christian Kravagna (Vienna)
Ruth Sonderegger (Amsterdam)
Astrid Wege (Cologne)
Hans Haacke (New York)
Saturday, July 7th 2007
KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin,
3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Andrea Fraser (New York)
Catherine David (Paris)
Isabelle Graw (Berlin)
John Miller (New York / Berlin)
Pierre Bourdieu, Visual Sociology and Anthropology
Sunday, July 15th 2007
Kunstraum der Leuphana Universitaet Lueneburg,
Universitaetscampus, Scharnhorststr. 1
11:00 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
Franz Schultheis (Geneva)
Olivier Christin (Paris)
Nirmal Puwar (London)
Helmut Draxler (Berlin / Stuttgart)
Concept: Beatrice von Bismarck, Ulf Wuggenig
The theories and practical interventions of the French sociologist and ethnologist Pierre Bourdieu
have been intensely and widely discussed in the art world since the 1980s. Some of his concepts such
as habitus, field, and symbolic capital have in the meantime become an integral part of the art
discourse. Nevertheless, the references to Bourdieu remain rather selective. A comprehensive debate
on his art theoretical approach, his relational philosophy, and his visual sociology from the
perspective of the artistic field is still missing. While Bourdieu’s analysis of the literary field
and, more generally speaking, his sociology of cultural production has recently been discussed widely
within the social sciences, the relevance of his work for the visual arts and specifically for
contemporary developments and discourses has been largely neglected.
Five years after Bourdieu’s death the symposium "Representation of the ‘Other’ The Visual
Anthropology of Pierre Bourdieu" aims at closing this gap. Invited are artists, curators and theoreticians
who have worked with and on Bourdieu. Their contributions will refer to thematic fields such as "The theory of
practice and the practice of theory", "Developments and changes within the artistic field", "Symbolic
power and image politics", "The reception of art" and "Documentarism and visual sociology".
The symposium will direct attention to the theoretical discussions on Bourdieu’s structuralist
constructivism within the realms of art history, sociology of art, philosophy, ethnology, cultural
studies and art theory as well as to the manifold points of contact and co–operations of Bourdieu
Due to limited space available we ask for your registration (please indicate the relevant day
of your attendance) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The symposium is realized as part of translate. Beyond Culture: The Politics of Translation
(http://translate.eipcp.net), in cooperation with the Heinrich-Boell-Stiftung Berlin (www.boell.de) and with the support
of the EU Culture 2000 programme.