Dank Contemporaneities: One-Day Symposium on the Post-Internet


Dank Contemporaneities:
One-Day Symposium on the Post-Internet
Tuesday March 21, 2017

Adding to the long list of “post” conditions, the term “post-internet” offers a fairly recent attempt to characterize a certain social, political, historical, and material condition that artists, curators, educators, and critics are currently working with. For some, it provides a language to articulate the complex entwinements between online and offline, while for others, it presents yet another blasé attempt to excite the neoliberal art world.

The aim of this one day symposium is to offer entry points to the post-internet logic, its conceptualization, and its critique by examining its (ab)uses in artistic, educational, and curatorial practices. We ask, why and how to engage with or disengage from the post-internet and what happens when the post-internet enters the institution.

The symposium is free and open for everyone. Detailed program will be published soon.

Organized by the Department of Art, Aalto ARTS.

Date: March 21, 2017
Location: Arabia campus, Hämeentie 135 C, Room 5022.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/666088703563801/

Tags: memes & millennials, insta fame & tumblr dirt, fuckbois & Spice Girls, “how to get into the (Anthropo)scene” vs. “how to seem cool in your (Chthulu)scene”, temporary work & persisting affects, pop-up start-up fuck-up, biennale bomber jackets & moldy bananas, classist new age spiritualism & crippling depression, three stripes materiality, etc.

For more information, please contact Juuso Tervo (juuso.tervo(at)aalto.fi) and Elina Nissinen (elina.nissinen(at)aalto.fi).