Aesthetics of the Political: Institutional Critique #2

Samah Hijawi in conversation with Vermeir & Heiremans

Aesthetics of the Political is an on-going project by Samah Hijawi that reflects on the strategies that artists use to transform political and critical ideas into aesthetic form in their work. Realised in different forms of encounter, the project focuses on creating intimate settings for in-depth conversations about where the political gesture and criticality are embedded in artistic practices that reflect on hegemonic power structures in our lives today.

In this episode Samah Hijawi is in conversation with Katleen Vermeir and Ronny Heiremans of the artist duo Vermeir & Heiremans whose works investigate the complex relationship between art, economy and the built environment. Together they reflect on how their works appropriate the codes and logics of the financial world to imagine ways for fairer practices in the artistic community.

Listen to the conversation here