“On Veridiction: Metrologies of Art in the European Welfare State”

Project presentation at the Foucault Circle annual meeting, hosted this year by the Loyola Marymount University. The conference paper is being made ready for publication. In the meantime, this is the conference abstract: In this paper, we elaborate on Foucault’s term “veridiction” and explore how it illuminates the recent developments in governing the arts in…

Art for Control: Inscription Devices and the Politics of Debt

The current “Social Turn” in the arts is re-inscribing the ways in which art is connected to notions of social cohesion and community. For example, L. Ruffel argues that the nineteenth-century aesthetic notion of art which created “the grounds for a sensus communis” is being replaced by “micro-political approaches … privileging the inscription of the…

Cultural Policies, Metrologies and the Dispositif of Art Management

Cultural policies are analyzed as producing what Latour calls metrologies; that is, measuring devices and, by extension, concepts and instruments that contribute to the progressive socialization and naturalization of art effects such as social sustainability, community cohesion, social capital, and innovation. The case analyzed will be the art scene of the city of Malmö, its policies…