Questioning Aesthetics Symposium. A two-day conference
To ask "When is art political?" is to ask what conditions of artistic production and reception make it possible for art to be political. As conditions change, "political art" may no longer be political, "non-political" art may become political, and so on. Through short, lively presentations and discussions with the audience, this two-day conference establishes a shift in approach by leaving the quest for an essence of political art aside in order to inquire instead into the ever-changing conditions that make art political. This two-day conference is hosted by the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts. The conference is supported by the MA Aesthetics and Politics program, and is made possible with additional support from the Transdisciplinary Aesthetics Foundation and the Equity and Diversity Program at CalArts.