Date: 13 January 2019, Sunday
Georgios Papadopoulos and Panos Kompatsiaris are going to give a talk in the context of the exhibition My Dear Friends. They will reflect on post-colonial melancholia and the possibility of emergence of a non-human ethics in the context of the Anthropocene. The conversation will also touch upon the larger issues of capitalist development, neocolonial expansion, and environmental devastation.
Georgios Papadopoulos combines economics and philosophy with artistic research. His work gravitates around money and its socioeconomic functions. He has presented his work at the ICA (London), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), MQ21 (Vienna), and the Acropolis Museum (Athens). Currently Papadopoulos works at the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Research Institute for Arts and Technology (RIAT).
Panos Kompatsiaris is an Assistant Professor of Art and Media at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He holds a PhD in art theory from the University of Edinburgh (2015). He has published on art and culture, while hıs first monograph The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials: Spectacles of Critique, Art and Theory (Routledge, 2017) looks at the politics of art biennials in the context of neoliberalism and its crisis. He is currently editing a volume on the sociology of creativity (Springer) and a special journal issue on art and value (Journal of Cultural Economy).