[rohrpost] Fwd: Lecture by Giorgio Agamben, Staedelmuseum Frankfurt/M.

Henning Ziegler mail at henningziegler.de
Fre Mai 27 15:48:54 CEST 2005

Dazu das Review von Jens Balzer:


Am 27.05.2005 um 00:03 schrieb Andreas Broeckmann:

> Lecture by Giorgio Agamben:
> "Oikonomia: The Theological Paradigm of Government"
> May 30, 7pm
> Place: Städelmuseum, Gartensaal, Dürerstrasse 2
> <http://www.staedelschule.de>http://www.staedelschule.de
> image: Giorgio Agamben in "The Gospel According to St. Matthew,"
> directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1964
> Städelschule
> Lecture by Giorgio Agamben: "Oikonomia: The Theological Paradigm of  
> Government"
> In recent years Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben has established
> himself as one of the world’s most significant political thinkers.
> His recent studies of bio-politics develop new theoretical tools for
> analyzing the political situation of today. In books such as Homo
> Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life (1998), Remnants of Auschwitz:
> The Witness and the Archive (2002), and State of Exception (2005), he
> explores legal, philosophical, literary, and political themes in an
> attempt to develop a new understanding of the concepts of life and
> power. Drawing on sources as different as Walter Benjamin, Michel
> Foucault, Martin Heidegger, and Carl Schmitt, his writings also
> question the foundation of the concepts of authority in sovereignty
> in today’s globalized world.
> Agamben has emerged as an important public intellectual. In a famous
> article published in January of 2004 in Le Monde he explained his
> reasons for refusing to return to NYU to teach that year: "A few
> years ago I wrote that the political model of the West is not the
> city but the concentration camp, not Athens but Auschwitz. That was,
> of course, a philosophical, not a historical thesis. This is not
> about mixing phenomena that must be separated. I only want to remind
> readers that the tattooing in Auschwitz possibly appeared as ‘normal’
> and economic in order to regulate the admission of the deportees in
> the camp. The bio-political tattooing, which we are forced to undergo
> today in order to enter the United States, is a relay race to what we
> could tomorrow accept as the normal registration of the identity of
> the good citizen considering the mechanisms and machinery of state."
> Agamben’s Frankfurt lecture is a collaboration between the Institute
> for Art Criticism at the Städelschule and the Institut für Allgemeine
> und Vergleichende Literturwissenschaft at the Johann Wolfgang
> Goethe-Universität.
> The Institute for Art Criticism was founded in the summer 2003 by
> Daniel Birnbaum, Rector of the Städelschule, and Isabelle Graw,
> Professor for art theory. It focuses on the practice of criticism and
> its relationship to other disciplines. The institute regularly
> invites art historians, critics, and philosophers -- most recently
> Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Yve-Alain Bois, and Michael Fried. The
> complex relationship between criticism and artistic practice is
> particularly relevant to the Städelschule, well-known for its
> experimentally inclined students.
> Staatliche Hochschule fuer Bildende Kuenste-Staedelschule
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> D-60596 Frankfurt am Main
> Tel +49 (0) 69 60 50 08-0
> Fax +49 (0) 69 60 50 08-66
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