WHY ARTIVISM: Transnational public reading of ‘The Origins of Totalitarianism” by Hannah Arendt

26.09.2015. | 12:00

On 26 September, at  noon, CZKD joins London’s Rivington place, Paris’ Plateau/FRAC Île de France, Rome’s MAXXI, and Lisbon’s Ulysses Project in a transnational “Why Artivism“ action: a public reading of The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt.  In solidarity with the initiative of Cuban artist Tania Bruguera, the action supports freedom of artistic expression and the role of art as an agent of social change.
CZKD’s reading explores the relationship between Arendt’s analysis and the larger community her works describe. The excerpts were selected by Dasa Duhacek, a scholar of Arendt’s works and the author of The Burden of Our Time.  The readings examine the connections across time and space implicit among those from devastated parts of the works who pass this way, through Serbia, on their path to an uncertain future.  The program draws on the contribution to Arendt studies by Slavica Stojanovic, who published and translated (with Aleksandra Bajazetov) The Origins of Totalitarianism.

* “Izvori totalitarizma” (“The Origins of Totalitarianism“) is published by Feministička 94, translated by: Slavica Stojanović and Aleksandra Bajazetov

Why Artivism is a transnational and public reading of ‘The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt, in support of Tania Bruguera* and freedom of artistic expression around the world.

Find more information on the five events here.

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