Chantal Mouffe
Tout Va Bien #4

With a belief in the radical potential of art, political philosopher Chantal Mouffe comes to Bergen to give a lecture and dialogue with artists, theorists, and the general public.

Mouffe is best known for proposing a radicalization of democracy through what she calls ‘agonistic pluralism’ and for her conceptualization of hegemony along with Ernesto Laclau, with whom she co-authored the influential book Hegemony and Socialist Strategy.

In her lecture prepared for Bergen, “Artistic Practices and Agonistic Politics,” Mouffe claims: “artistic practices can contribute to the struggle against capitalist domination, but this requires a proper understanding of the dynamics of democratic politics, an understanding which I contend can only be obtained by acknowledging the political in its antagonistic dimension…”

A discussion with the public will follow Mouffe’s lecture. The event will open with a brief talk by artist union leader Vilde Salhus Røed (TBC).

Upcoming Tout Va Bien Series events at Bergen Kunsthall Landmark:
Curatorial duo Le Peuple Qui Manque (22 September, 2016)
Professor Domenico Losurdo (20 October, 2016)

Supported by the Norwegian Arts Council, Fritt Ord, and Bergen City Council.

Alt Går Bra presents Chantal Mouffe at Tout Va Bien Series #4