Reading Group: Democracy Unrealised led by Professor Terry Smith, together with Professor Ute Meta Bauer

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Reading Group: Democracy Unrealised led by Professor Terry Smith, together with Professor Ute Meta Bauer

Description

As NTU CCA Singapore’s special guest, Terry Smith will lead a reading group session using the publication Democracy Unrealized: Documenta 11_Platform1 (2002), edited by Okwui Enzewor (1963–2019), as a point of departure to broader topics relating to that exhibition. Democracy Unrealized, which documents Platform1, the first of four conferences held in conjunction with Documenta 11, challenges the presumption that the implosion of the USSR between 1989 and 1991 meant that liberal democracy allied with free market capitalism was, as many were claiming, the only and best model for current and future societies, arguing instead that democracy was “a work in progress.” The session will explore the Platforms of Documenta11, including the exhibition at Kassel in 2002, and the curatorial legacy of its artistic director, Okwui Enwezor.

Date

2019-08-13

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Short Description

Terry Smith will lead a reading group session using the publication Democracy Unrealized: Documenta 11_Platform1 (2002), edited by Okwui Enzewor (1963–2019), as a point of departure to broader topics relating to that exhibition

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General

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Location

Onsite (CCA)

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Citation

“Reading Group: Democracy Unrealised led by Professor Terry Smith, together with Professor Ute Meta Bauer,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 28, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2557.