Meike Wagner in "Art Talks – Conflicted Works", a series of public discussions
In November 2021 Professor of Theatre Meike Wagner participated in an open talk arranged by Stockholm University of the Arts in cooperation with Kulturhuset Stadsteatern. Watch it on Vimeo.
How can we understand the relationship between the arts world and a rapidly changing society? That was the topic of "Art Talks – Conflicted Works", a series of public discussions arranged by Stockholm University of the Arts in cooperation with Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in autumn 2021.
Falk Richter's theatre piece FEAR, dealing with the rhetoric of the right wing in Germany, caused enormous controversy shortly after its Berlin premiere in 2015.
The organization Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) campaigned heavily against the work, filing several court cases against the artist, who also received death threats and had to live under police protection.
How can art still perform political critique when political groups compromise the artist’s personal safety?
Falk Richter, dramatist and director.
Meike Wagner, Professor of Theatre Studies, Stockholm University.
The discussion was led by Johannes Maria Schmit, director and PhD student at the Department of Performing Arts, Stockholm University of the Arts.
More about the event at the Stockholm University of the Arts webpage
Last updated: March 7, 2022
Source: Institutionen för kultur och estetik