Theorist and professor Sven Lütticken will deliver the public lecture, “Producing Facts: Notes on the Politics of Concrete Abstraction.” As fake news and “alternative facts” triumph, the complexity of facticity is denied. However, ritualistic “fact checking” is in itself not a solution as the performativity of social media goes into overdrive. What is the potential of aesthetic and artifactual practices in this situation?
Sven Lütticken (b. 1971, Germany) studied art history at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Freie Universität Berlin. He teaches art history at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and theory at the Dutch Art Institute. Lütticken publishes regularly in journals and magazines such as New Left Review, Texte fur Kunst, e-flux journal, Grey Room and Afterall, and contributes to catalogues and exhibitions as writer or guest curator.
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