The Voice of the Artist
closing event of the Master of Voice
On Sunday 17 June, 2018, the Master of Voice closes with the event The Voice of the Artist.
Hannah Catherine Jones (aka Foxy Moron)
PRICE (Mathias Ringgenberg)
Last Yearz Interesting Negro / Jamila Johnson-Small
The Voice of the Artist explores the voice of the artist in today’s society. Here, ‘voice’ takes on a philosophical position as well as political agency. In a classical sense, in affinity with the philosopher, the figure of the artist is the one entitled to fearlessly speak the truth. Once, it was believed that artists were the only producers of discourse, a position that today seems to have been taken over by art institutions. Furthermore, in the wider social sphere cultural production is not exclusively the field of artists as even non-art agents, as a part of an increasing conceptual turn in capitalism, claim ‘creativity’. In this complex reality, the symposium puts the figure of the artist central, to scrutinize their assumed unique voice as well as to investigate their social position and responsibility.
The symposium will mark a new phase in the extended research on the voice in art and society. More chapters will follow in the Autumn.