THE LAW OF CAPITAL: HISTORIES OF OPPRESSION
International Research Project with Exhibition, Symposium and Publishing of the journal Reartikulacija, no. 7., 8., and 9.
15 – 28, December 2009, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Conceived, organized and curated by Marina Gržinić and Sebastjan Leban, Ljubljana
The Law of Capital: Histories of Oppression researches and addresses the contemporary (and historical) role of capital in (de)regulating all social processes. The project is a critical intervention in the structure of contemporary capitalist societies, aiming at shedding light to social inequalities, contemporary forms of colonisation, commodification, marginalization of various sexual and ethnic groups, exploitation by capital faced for centuries by the major part of world population. The project gives a focus to the development of a discursive/intervention platform between art, theory, philosophy and activism in order to fight racism, homophobic normalities, exploitation, expropriation and coloniality. (Gržinić and Leban)
Production: Society for contemporary creativity HCHO, Ljubljana
Co-production: City Museum, Ljubljana and The Scientific Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), Ljubljana
The exhibition was funded by International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures (Forum slovanskih kultur) and the company Luminus.
The symposium was funded by International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures and supported by Univerza v Novi Gorici/University Nova Gorica, Slovenia, ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana and FI ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana.
The publishing of the journal Reartikulacija (no. 7, 8, 9) was made possible by ERSTE Foundation, group Irwin, company FMR, company Luminus, ZRC SAZU and Kiberpipa.
The publishing of the supplement under the title De-linking from Capital and the Colonial Matrix of Power in the journal Reartikulacija was made possible by the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia, group Irwin, FOTEM, company Luminus and Smart & Escargo.
Participating artists/EXHIBITION: Lina Dokuzović, Ana Hoffner, Siniša Ilić, Ivan Jurica, Tjaša Kancler, Marta Popivoda, Reartikulacija, Oliver Ressler, Vetevendosija and Virginia Villaplana.
Participating speakers/SYMPOSIUM De-linking from capital and the colonial matrix of power: Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee, Lina Dokuzović, Marina Gržinić, Ana Hoffner, Sebastjan Leban, Šefik Šeki Tatlić and Goldie Osuri.
Tuesday, 15 December, 2009, MESTNI MUZEJ/CITY MUSEUM
Address: Gosposka 15, Ljubljana
At 18.00 presentation of the journal Reartikulacija, no. 7., 8., and 9. (City Museum’s projection room)
At 19.00 PERFORMANCE by Ana Hoffner: Movement. Privatized (City Museum’s main hall)
At 19.30 OPENING EXHIBITION The law of capital: Histories of Oppression
Wednesday, 16 December, 2009, MESTNI MUZEJ/CITY MUSEUM
Address: Gosposka 15, Ljubljana (City Museum’s projection room)
SYMPOSIUM De-linking from Capital and the Colonial Matrix of Power
15.00 – 16.00
Marina Gržinić: Capital, Repetition
Sebastjan Leban: Contemporary Vampirism: Capital and its (De)regulation of Life
16.00 – 16.40 Ana Hoffner: Limitation as (Re)activation of Public Space
16.40 –17.00 break
Lina Dokuzović: Capital’s Limits and its New Frontiers: the Knowledge Economy and the Energy Crisis
Šefik Šeki Tatlić: Diabolical Frivolity of Neo-Liberal Fundamentalism
18.15 –19.15 Gržinić and Leban in conversation with Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee and Goldie Osuri on Biopolitics, Necropolitics, Complicities and Colonialism
At 20.00 PERFORMANCE by Ivan Jurica: By My Best Will I Can See Swastikas Everywhere! (City Museum’s main hall)
14 December, 2009, Monday, at 17.00 and 18.30
Address: ZRC SAZU, Novi trg 2, Ljubljana
University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia, The Graduate Program Comparative Studies of Ideas and Cultures and The Scientific Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), Ljubljana, Intercultural study. Comparative study of ideas and cultures announce lectures by
Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee: Histories of Oppression and Voices of Resistance: Towards a Theory of the Translocal
Goldie Osuri: Identity and Complicity in Necropolitical Engagements: The Case of Iraq
Language: English. Admission free.
Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee is Professor of Management and Associate Dean of Research at the College of Business, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
Goldie Osuri teaches in the Department of Media, Music and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University, Australia.