Caricature and Carnival


*with Leo Fischer (chief editor of Titanic) and Ivana Sajevic (Theaterperformancegroup Lovefuckers), Moderation: Sabine Witt and Fanti Baum*

Demonstrations of power go hand in hand with an interest in controlling one’s own visual representation. Particularly artworks have the capacity to expose these stagings in trenchant manner. In art, utterances are often permitted which would be taboo in everyday politics. Taking caricatures, satire and theories of the carnivalesque as examples, the discussion has examined these phenomena.