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PAUL B. PRECIADO: Resistance in the Age of Pharmacopornographic Power
22 OCT 2015
Notice: due to reasons of force majeure related to the recent nomination of Paul B. Preciado as curator to Documenta 14this conference will be postponed to March 2016 - new date to be announced soon. 

Feminism, gender politics, homosexuality, transgender movements, postpornography…
This talk outlines a genealogy of the shifting technologies of production of the modern body and subjectivity, from the way they were conceived by sovereign regime and by the colonial reticule of power, to its contemporary pharmacopornographic configurations. It also explores the different movements of resistance and their political legacy. The questions are: How can we act politically today? What are the processes of production of subjectivity and the body that we want to experiment with? What does it mean to be feminist or revolutionary today? What are the challenges of a transfeminist agenda today? How can we build political alliances beyond identity politics? 

Paul B. Preciado, formerly known as Beatriz Preciado, is a philosopher, queer activist and one of the leading thinkers in the study of gender and sexual politics. He is director of the Independent Studies Program and of the Public Programs at the MACBA — Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona. He teaches philosophy of the body and gender studies at New York University. He is the author of Contrassexual Manifesto (forthcoming Columbia University Press), Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs and Biopolitics (The Feminist Press) and Pornotopia (Zone Books). 

Room capacity: 250 persons
Access: 3€ (students and seniors (65 years or above): 50% discount; Amigos de Serralves: free)

  • LocationSerralves Auditorium
  • Schedule18h30 - 20h00
  • Days22 OCT 2015
  • Price€ 3,00

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