«Die Ästhetik des Widerstands». Ein Wochenende mit Pop-up-Ausstellung, Workshops und Filmscreenings
06 09 19
08 09 19

The weekend event on «Die Ästhetik des Widerstands» with a pop-up exhibition, workshops and filmscreenings at the Kunsthalle Darmstadt will take Peter Weiss's novel of the same title as a starting point to question the relationship between politics and aesthetics in different formats. The events tie in with the exhibition «Helmpflicht», which also illuminates the situation of the «working class» from the perspective of contemporary artists using the theme of the construction site.

Two workshops on Saturday and Sunday offer the opportunity to get to know the novel by Peter Weiss as well as the publishing practice of Willi Münzenberg. Together with Julian Volz, political scientist and curator of the weekend «Die Ästhetik des Widerstands», passages from the work will be discussed. Participation in the workshop is free of charge. No previous knowledge is required. The workshop language is German.

To attend the workshops please register latest by 2nd September 2019: jvolz@hgb-leipzig.de


Fr / 06.08.
Opening & First Friday
9 pm
«Zum Begriff des ‚kritischen Kommunismus’ bei Antonio Labriola (1843-1904)» by Günter-Peter Straschek (BRD, 1970, 18 min.)

Sa / 07.09.
2-5 pm
Workshop – Part 1
On the concept of art in the «Ästhetik des Widerstands» by Peter Weiss
7 pm
«Selbstkritik eines bürgerlichen Hundes» by Julian Radlmaier (Deutschland 2017, 99 min.)

Su / 08.09.
11 am - 1 pm
Workshop – Part 2
On Willi Münzenberg in «Die Ästhetik des Widerstands».

Admission including exhibition € 5, reduced € 3. Holders of a festival ticket «Den Bogen spannen - 100 Jahre Darmstädter Sezession» have free admission.


Arbeiter-Illustrierte-Zeitung, cover, VII. year of the journal, Nr. 3, 17.01.1928
Photo: Julian Volz

Arbeiter-Illustrierte-Zeitung, cover, V. year of the journal, Nr. 21
Photo: Julian Volz