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The emancipated spectator

  • 10 Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen Amsterdam, NH, 1017 RR Netherlands (map)

In his book Le spectateur émancipé Jacques Rancière reveals how the idea that in our consumer culture audiences are bound to passively absorb art and culture, has led contemporary artists and theatre makers to a variety of attempts to activate their audiences. The spectator would thus become an 'emancipated' member of the cultural community. However, in the book Rancière brilliantly analyses this thesis and offers a radically different perspective on authorship.

At De Balie Jacques Rancière will discuss politics and engagement in the arts and the role of the spectator with choreographer Mårten Spångberg. The discussion is led by curator Steven ten Thije.

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 8-10 pm
Location: De Balie Amsterdam
Language: English
Admission: €10,- regular / €7,50 student
Reservations via the website of De Balie