Esperia Palace, 1st floor
Panel talk with the participation of Delaine Le Bas, Stefanie Hessler, Joey Holder, Poka-Yio, Iliana Fokianaki, Augustine Zenakos and others
Reactionary politics thrive on disinformation and its dissemination through reductionist slogans and hateful memes. The aggravating annihilationist tendencies in alt-right movements seek to ring in a new era steered by placing separationism and emotion, faith and presumption above knowledge. Today, bursts of antagonisms affect wide arenas of social life including cultural expressions, identity politics, art labor, and media. This raises urgent questions, such as how can we deal with the flood of fake news and visual regimes geared at triggering our emotions? How can we simultaneously buttress freedom of expression and a variety of tactics to deal with increasing populism and the avoidance of actual debate? And how—if at all—can artistic practices, writing, and exhibitions grapple with and deviate antagonistic, mutually aggravating feedback loops and neoreactionary politics?