In his presentation at Translocal Institute, Budapest the London-based theorist Simon Sheikh addresses crucial issues around art and democracy that are of critical relevance to the social and political context of artistic production at a time of global uncertainty.

The talk is realised within the framework of ‘Anthropocene Response’, a series of guest lectures at Translocal Institute that provide a platform to consider changing paradigms of social, economic and cultural thought in the light of the awareness of ecological crisis.

Dr. Simon Sheikh is a curator and theorist. He is Reader in Art and Programme Director of MFA Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a correspondent for Springerin, Vienna, and a columnist for e-flux Journal, New York. He is currently a researcher for the on-going Former West project, initiated by BAK in Utrecht, and working on a book about art and apocalypse entitled Its After the End of the World.

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