Art, Activism & Economics

qr-web  14 February 2012





CTVR invites Alessandro Ludovico (editor of Neural), Paolo Cirio (artist) and Tatiana Bazzichelli (artist/theorist) to explore the links between art, activism and economics.

Data 51.0 brings together an international selection of media artists and theorists to explore the links between activism, art and business. Where open source, hactivism, and media art are still presented as ideologically opposed to the logics of information capitalism, the reality is that many hackerspaces receive corporate funding, open source platforms and user-generated content for the basis for many commercially oriented applications and much of the dominant media art of today is to varying degrees reliant on the financial trajectories of technological R&D.


Rather than denying this relationship or refusing to engage with the corporation, we want to ask how artsists and activists might use their position in the market and their creative tools to critique, disrupt, or even potentially reshape commercial spaces from within.

Thursday February 16th, 18:00 – 20:00

Studios 1 & 2, Science Gallery, Trinity College

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