Which Public Space for Critical Artistic Practices?

Chantal Mouffe
Chantal Mouffe is one of the key political thinkers of our time. Through her astute borrowings and political re-readings of deconstruction, through fieldwork and in collaboration with Ernesto Laclau, Mouffe's work has been shaping Left politics. In this lecture presented at the Institute for Contemporary Dance based at the Firkin Crane Centre on July 6, 2005, in Cork, Mouffe carefully pieces together her conception of the political, how this relates to public space, hegemony, what she calls
more » ... what she calls 'agonism' (a concept that is gaining more and more currency in politically animated discussion around art) and finally, what role art might play in these questions.