NOTE: Updated Schedule Below
What is Marxism and Critical Theory? at NCH | IMMA +
“More than 150m have been slaughtered in his name. His genocidal disciples include Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot – and even Mugabe… Yet yesterday, Karl Marx, founder of communism-progenitor of socialism and hater of the capitalist bourgeois classes, was announced the greatest philosopher of all time in a BBC Radio 4 poll.”The Daily Mail, (2005)
Saturday 25 May, Lecture Room, IMMA Off-Site at NCH
Talk: 12:00noon – 1:00pm | What is Marxism and Critical Theory?
An Introduction to Marxism and Critical Theory, presented by Declan Long and Francis Halsall, Lecturers, MA, Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD.
Panel Discussion: 1.00pm – 2.00pm | Panelists include: Mark Curran (artist), John Molyneux (socialist and activist blogger on Marxist theory and art), Declan Long and Francis Halsall, (Lecturers ACW, NCAD). This panel discussion considers the renewed interest in Marxist theory and its manifestations and relevance for contemporary art theory and practice.
This discussion will draw on some of the central ideas addressed in the Intelligence Squared debate, Karl Marx was Right to be screened afterwards. To engage with the content of discussion we advise attendees to view this debate in advance. Please see details below.
This introduction talk will be followed by a screening of Intelligence Squared’s debate Karl Marx was Right and a panel discussion to consider the renewed interest in Marxist theory and its manifestations and relevance for contemporary art theory and practice.
Screening: 2.00pm – 3:45pm | Karl Marx was Right. A debate from Intelligence Squared* titled Karl Marx was Right, see Intelligence Squared, live broadcast on Tuesday 9 April 2013,
*Other topics in the What is Theory? Series will include Psychoanalysis; Feminism; Formalism/ Structuralism; Deconstruction; Phenomenology; What is an Object? and more. They will be led by staff from MA ACW (NCAD) who are experts in these fields and experienced in introducing complex ideas to a general audience. The aim of the series is to familiarise participants with the main theoretical coordinates for thinking and speaking about art today.
*Intelligence Squared is a forum for debate and discussion. Founded in London in 2002, their events take place in various venues throughout London, hosting key figures in politics, journalism and the arts. Online, intelligencesquared.com is a hub for all of their online content including video, audio and their archive of written debates. All new events are posted free to watch on YouTube. Soon, all past events will also be free to watch online. www.intelligencesquared.com
Booking is essential. If possible please have your online ticket available for efficient admittance on the day. Free tickets are available online at www.imma.ie/en/page_236732.htm