Conference: Cosmopolitanism, Agonistic Politics and Artistic Practices
23 October 2010 | Saturday 17:00
Pera Müzesi Auditorium
The 4th edition of iDANS, which takes place throughout October 2010 in Istanbul, revolves around the theme of "Cosmopolitanism." iDANS aims to bring into attention the complexity, hybridity and heterogeneity of identities and expose the multiple cultural affiliations of artistic practices. The festival program highlights the "choreographic" as a practice of cultural, political and affective negotiations and probes the relevance of artistic expressions for an agonistic public space.
One of the most influential political theorists today, Chantal Mouffe examines if her critique of the cosmopolitan approach in the field of politics is also valid in the cultural field or if it is possible to envisage a form of cosmopolitanism suited to artistic practices.
Conference is free of charge.
Turkish simultaneous translations is available.
Chantal Mouffe is Professor of Political Theory at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster in London.
She has taught and researched in many universities in Europe, North America and South America and she is a corresponding member of the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris. She is the editor of Gramsci and Marxist Theory (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1979), Dimensions of Radical Democracy. Pluralism, Citizenship, Community (Verso, London, 1992) Deconstruction and Pragmatism (Routledge, 1996) and The Challenge of Carl Schmitt, (Verso, London, 1999); the co-author with Ernesto Laclau of Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics (Verso, London, 1985) and the author of The Return of the Political (Verso, London, 1993), Le politique et ses enjeux (La Decouverte/M.A.U.S.S, 1994), The Democratic Paradox (Verso, London, 2000) and On the Political (Routledge. London, 2005).