Jan Verwoert is presenting The Aspirational (appetite, recalcitrance, cure) at Glasgow’s Barnes Lecture Theatre GSA on December 8.
The Berlin-based critic writes on contemporary art and cultural theory, recently publishing a second collection of essays Cookie! last year to follow up 2010’s Tell Me What You Want What You Really Really Want,both published through Sternberg Press.
This particular talk is introduced with a piece of prose examining a notion of “aspirational art” where “middle class moralists dream of high-minded workers and can’t quite tolerate that talent from below tends to go by the names of Ripley, Lazarillo, Krull…”
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