The Populist Front Symposium at De Balie, Amsterdam

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The Populist Front
On the Role of Myth, Storytelling and Imaginary in Populist Movements

Symposium marking the publication of Open 20, titled The Populist Imagination. On the Role of Myth, Storytelling and Imaginary in Politics.

Friday March 18, 2011
Time: 10 AM – 6 PM
Location: De Balie, Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam
Full Programme
Language: English

Entrance: 15 Euro (incl. lunch and drinks during the break) / students: 10 Euro
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The symposium is a coproduction of SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain, De Balie and the Jan van Eyck Academie.

Marking the publication of Open 20, SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain organised a lecture by Stephen Duncombe in collaboration with De Balie on Monday February 14.

Check out the publication:Open 20

An exhibition with a related subject is currently on view at the Cobra museum from February 19 – May 8, 2011.
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The Populist Front
On the Role of Myth, Storytelling and Imaginary in Populist Movements


MARCH 18, 2011
10 AM – 6 PM

10 AM
Welcome Jorinde Seijdel – Editor-in-chief Open, Cahier on Art and the Public Domain

10:15 AM
Introduction Merijn Oudenampsen – Guest Editor Open 20

First Panel: Populism in Theory

10:45 AM
Rudi Laermans & Koen Abts – Sociologists, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
The Populist Triangle: People, Leader, Establishment

11:15 AM
Oliver Marchart – Political Theorist, Universität Luzern
Populism in Political Theory and Visual Culture

11:45 AM
Sara R. Farris – Political Theorist, Universität of Konstanz
Populism Unveiled: The Defence of Women as the Founding Myth of the New-Right

12:15 PM

12:30 PM
Lunch break

Second panel: Imagery & Myth

1:30 PM
John Kraniauskas – Latin American Studies, Birkbeck University London
Eva Peron as the Image of Peronism

2 PM
Sven Lütticken – Art Critic, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
A Heteronomous Hobby: Report on the Netherlands

2:30 PM
Aukje van Rooden – Philosopher / Literary Theorist, Universiteit Utrecht
The Myth of Modern politics

3 PM

3:30 PM
Tea and coffee break

4 PM
Presentation: Steve Lambert – Artist / Intelligent Troublemaker
Constructing Small Scale Temporary Utopias

4:30 PM
Screening of the film Museum Songspiel

5 PM
Q & A with filmmakers Chto Delat – Art Collective, Sint Petersburg / Moscow