12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

3–8:15 pm

Conference: Whose Universal? – Day 1

Whilst modern revolutions sought to eliminate the distinctions of class, caste, rank, or status, modernity is also the epoch that instituted the concept of racial difference. This is the paradox at the heart of modernity. The conference Whose Universal? contends that, without the will to confront the structuring role of race in Western epistemology, appeals to universal values and principles will continue to open an equivocal space in which public discourse can be inflected in the direction of fascism.

With: A. Dirk Moses, Darla Migan, Françoise Vergès, Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Kerstin Stakemeier, Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, Prabhat Patnaik, Priyamvada Gopal, Rasha Salti, Siraj Ahmed, Sladja Blazan, Utsa Patnaik, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson

Organized by Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in collaboration with the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art


The livestream is conceived and realized by the Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT).

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