Spike Berlin
17 February 2017
Round Table: The Amorality of Art

The idea that art has an ethical responsibility to be on the side of the good is stronger than ever before. This is in part due to doubts about art's own legitimacy as it has come to play a central role within the structures of global capitalism, but it also reflects the violence of the notion of responsibility itself. What hope is there for an art that doesn't have to prove itself? Is there still room for an art that disturbs the consensus, that takes the freedom to be stupid, ignorant, or simply useless?

A roundtable discussion with the curator Chus Martínez, the artist Michaela Meise, and the philosopher and writer Dieter Lesage, moderated by the curator and Spike editor Christian Kobald.