Marita Tatari: »Denn da ist keine Stelle, die dich nicht sieht« – Zum gegenwärtigen Wandel des Neuen in den Künsten
Lecture within the series “Wissenschaft am Abend” at Campus Gegenwart
Until the beginning of the 21st century, the power with which an art practice in the public space could be an event in the present beyond the given, could still be understood on the basis of form: as overcoming, exploding, undermining older forms. The new that the arts introduced at the level of form, and thus at the level of aesthetic constitution and perception, was perceived as a change that could potentially be projected onto a political horizon, and which at the same time intervened as a topicality in the reality of social and political conditions. This discourse, however, has long since ceased to capture the situation of the present. Today there is no “post” – postmodern, postdramatic, posthuman, postcontemporary – fundamentally dependent on an art tradition on the one hand and on politics as the horizon of this tradition on the other. For what is at stake today is precisely that: the addressing of an autonomous “we” that does not form a whole and does not refer to a whole. A “we” that is not “ours”; but which, going beyond the given, nonetheless takes us up – exposes us to the transformation of change, to the change of change.
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Marita Tatari is a Feodor Lynen Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation with the project Hannah Arendt, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi and the limits of art under postcolonial conditions. On the actuality of an improbable connection.