Symposium: Criticism in the Post
What is the critical potential of the letter format today? Kritiklabbet has invited friends, colleagues, heroines, heroes, students, and many others, to write letters to their own friends, colleagues, heroines, heroes and so on. These conversations between the private and the public sphere will serve as a backdrop for our big end-of-existence party at our friends’ place, MDT, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm. Come and join us to hear and see these letter conversations made public in a variety of artistic expressions. We have travelled from the Republic of Letters in the time of Enlightenment to the social media post in the age of postdigital confusion. Where do we go from here? And how can criticism continue to explore generative, and uncomfortable, places between the private and the public sphere? In all languages.
11:00 – 18:00: Program of readings and interpretations. Drop-in intellectual stimulation. Write your own letter. Eavesdrop on conversations of others.
20:00 – late: Party in the Post
11:00-14:00 Reflecting seminar on how to conduct the private/public negotiation in tomorrow’s media environment.
- About Kritiklabbet
Kritiklabbet is an initiative to investigate the future aesthetic, technological and financial conditions for criticism of the arts. Kritiklabbet was founded in the spring of 2016 and ends, with this symposium, in the early summer of 2018.