55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia
01 Jun - 24 Nov 2013
12 Sep 2013 7:00 PM
Salon Suisse – Power and Economy
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S.Agnese-Dorsoduro 810
I-30123 Venezia
T +39 041 24 11 810

In the good old days of postmodernism, “Trash” was considered as a criticism of elitist culture. In this regard, it continued the Enlightenment's “criticism from below”. Today, Trash can also be used to strengthen power structures. For instance in the policies of Silvio Berlusconi or in the art of Jeff Koons. Even Luis Vuitton has “trash bags” designed. Proceeding from various case studies, tonight's guests will explore the dialectics of Trash―from King Ludwig II of Bavaria to the Neapolitan music genre neomelodica to the Berlin “beer pyramid” of contemporary artist Cyprien Gaillard.