Jonas Staal: Art, Conflict and the New World
Lecture given by Jonas Staal, at the program Chaos & Conflict on 12 February 2016, organised by ArtEZ studium generale.
Artist Jonas Staal will discuss his work as the founder of the artistic and political organization New World Summit, with which he builds parliaments for stateless and blacklisted political organizations from all over the world. Most recently Staal’s organization was commissioned to build a new public parliament for the Democratic Self-Administration of Rojava in West-Kurdistan (northern-Syria), an autonomous region declared into a ‘stateless democracy’ by Kurdish revolutionaries and their regional allies. In this light, he will discuss the notion of conflict both as a devastating but also a creative force in emancipatory politics and art.