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POSTPONED - Political Animal
Art Writing Constructing the Contemporary City

Thu 21 June — Sun 24 June 2018

Following the fire on Friday night, CCA will be closed to the public until Monday 25 June. This event has been postponed. Our thoughts are with our friends and neighbours at Glasgow School of Art and O2 ABC, and the incredible fire service.

Political Animal is a four-day interdisciplinary cultural event which explores how the contemporary city can be written, curated, performed and (re)built. Through talks, presentations, exhibitions and assemblies, questions around the roles of the collective and the individual in the operations of the city will be raised and discussed.

Aristotle defined humans as the ‘political animal’ because humans rationalise, normalise and codify their social relations in a city. Yet do all ‘civil’ practices participate in the rejection of the unconscious and instinctual urges that form the non-political aggregations of the mob, the pack and the herd? How does the body of the collective absorb or exclude the living body through art, the law and the media?

Participants include Viviana Checchia, Jasmina Cibic, Fucking Good Art, Peter Geoghegan, Agnieszka Kilian, Mairi Lafferty, Francis McKee, Hannah McGill, Prabhakar Pachpute, Nikos Papastergiadis, Andreas Phillipopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Johnny Rodger, Alicja Rogalska, Lionel Ruffel, Mike Small, Jonas Staal, Ravi Sundaram, Andrew Tickell and Carol Yinghua Lu.

In partnership with Glasgow School of Art, Leverhulme International Network of Contemporary Studies and The Drouth. Supported by Prince Claus Fund for Culture & Development, Scottish Gradute School for Arts & Humanities and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

The event is free, open to all, and the itinerary is as follows:

21 June 2018 | Opening show (unticketed) - Glasgow School of Art
22 June 2018 | Political Animal events day 1 (ticketed) - CCA
23 June 2018 | Political Animal events day 2 (ticketed) - Glasgow School of Art
24 June 2018 | Bar Camp Day (unticketed) - CCA