”Memes uden mål”

Hito Steyerl og kunststrejken 2.0

Forfattere

Nøgleord:

Samtidskunst, strejke, optøjer, protest, avantgarde, billedpolitik

Resumé

Beginning from a major retrospective exhibition at the prestigious Centre Pompidou in Paris in the summer of 2021, this article discusses the German artist-theorist Hito Steyerl’s political aesthetics and, more specifically, the idea of the art strike as a strategy of resistance. Through a historically contextualizing analysis of two key artworks, Strike I (2010) and Strike II (2012), the article argues that the proper theoretical framework for understanding Steyerl’s work is not post-Occupy “strike art” but rather the cultural logic of the “era of riots.” Thus, the article claims that Steyerl’s art strike resonates in form and content with extra-institutional and “memetic” forms of contemporary protest culture.

Forfatterbiografi

Dominique Routhier, Syddansk Universitet

Postdoc
Institut for Kulturvidenskab, Syddansk Universitet

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Publiceret

2023-05-02

Citation/Eksport

Routhier, D. (2023). ”Memes uden mål”: Hito Steyerl og kunststrejken 2.0. K&K - Kultur Og Klasse, 51(134-135), 91–106. Hentet fra https://tidsskrift.dk/kok/article/view/137180