Art and Utopia in Contemporary Societies

Monday, 16 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC37 Sociology of Arts (host committee)

Language: English

Building solidarities outside the neo-liberal frames of state-global capital nexus is one of the major challennges  of our times, art can have a key role for empowering immagination and for opening new horizons beyond the needs of security and defence that all societies seem to look for. Is art still representing Utopia in the sense Ernst  Bloch meant, "opening and expanding human kind instead of shrinking theirs lives as fear does", what is the new face of utopia in art in present time? Is art loosing the idea of desiring a new world or is simply doing it in a way which has to be discovered and understood? Are there forms of utopian thinking in contemporary arts, in the sense of desire and hope for a better world?
Session Organizer:
Ilaria RICCIONI, Free University of Bozen, Italy
Ilaria RICCIONI, Free University of Bozen, Italy, Italy
Oral Presentations
Postcolonial Art and Critical Discourses at the São Paulo Biennial
Amelia CORREA, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
The Solidarity of the Musical Utopia in Contemporary Brazil
Jean FAUSTINO, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil
Distributed Papers
Dailylife As Utopia: Collective Authorship in Rio De Janeiro Contemporary Art Exhibitions
Ana Carolina MIRANDA, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ, Brazil
Art, Territory, Market, and Politics in Contemporary São Paulo: The Minhocão Case Study
Miqueli MICHETTI, Fundação Getúlio Vargas - Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo - FGV, Brazil
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