The West Hollywood Aesthetics and Politics Lecture Series will  be hosting a workshop with  sociologist Pascal Gielen on “the ethics of art” from 3-6 pm in the Common Room.

At 8pm, Gielen will give a talk on “Creativity and Other Fundamentalisms,” after which he and I will have a conversation. 

Pascal Gielen is professor of sociology of the arts at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and directs the research group Arts in Society. In 2009, he co-edited Being an Artist in Post-Fordist Times and published his influential The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude: Global Art, Memory and Post-Fordism. In 2010, he co-edited Community Art and Beyond: The Political Potency of Trespassing. His WHAP! workshop and lecture are linked to his most recent books: the edited collectionThe Ethics of Art and Creativity and Other Fundamentalisms.