Making Things Public

Atmospheres of Democracy

Atmospheres of Democracy
20.03.2005 to 03.10.2005
The exhibition »Making Things Public« addresses the challenge of renewing politics by applying to it the spirit of art and science. This unusual exhibition builds on the »Iconoclash« exhibition (ZKM 2002), which dealt with the crisis of representation in art, whereas »Making Things Public« tackles the problem of representation in politics.
In this pioneering project over one hundred artists, scientists, sociologists, philosophers and historians re-explore the term »politics«. At a time in which many people doubt and despair of politics it is crucial that they should not be fobbed off with standard political responses to contemporary problems but that the question of what actually constitutes politics should be raised anew.

Video Documentary:

ZKM | Institute for Visual Media

Camera:  Katja Wahl, Christina Zartmann
Editing:  Christina Zartmann