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Lecture: The Gimmick as Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form

Sianne Ngai, University of Chicago

Virtual Lecture

This talk explores the gimmick as both a form that simultaneously repels and attracts us and the judgment by which we express this ambivalent mixture of feelings. As both a compromised aesthetic form and equivocal aesthetic judgment stemming from the recognition of interlinked contradictions surrounding labour, time, and value, the gimmick offers us a surprisingly rich place to think about capitalist aesthetics and the intertwining of technique and enchantment therein.

Carte Blanche II – My Favourite Lecture:

In these pandemic times, we would like to reward ourselves and our audience with four special treats: We have asked well-known researchers from various disciplines to present and discuss their favourite lecture with us.

We are looking very much forward to Sianne Ngai (University of Chicago), Carolin Meister(Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe),  Ulrich Johannes Schneider (Leipzig University Library) and Massimiano Bucchi (University of Trento).

In diesen pandemischen Zeiten möchten wir uns und unser Publikum mit vier Geschenken belohnen: Wir haben herausragende Forschende unterschiedlicher Disziplinen gebeten, uns ihren Lieblingsvortrag zu präsentieren und mit uns zu diskutieren. Die Vortragsreihe ist die internationale Fortsetzung der Reihe „Carte Blanche. Forschung aus der Nachbarschaft“ des Sommersemesters 2020.

Wir freuen uns sehr auf Sianne Ngai (University of Chicago), Carolin Meister (Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe), Ulrich Johannes Schneider (Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig) und Massimiano Bucchi (Universität Trient).