‘Everything is Dangerous’: A Case for the Pamphlet as Criticism

On March 30th in Toronto, a talk by Kristina Lee Podesva: “‘Everything is Dangerous’: A Case for the Pamphlet as Criticism.” Description:

In her talk “Everything is Dangerous,” Fillip Editor Kristina Lee Podesva will argue for the possibilities of the pamphlet as a new vehicle for criticism. Within the context of Fillip’s editorial vision and publication projects, she will discuss a new pamphlet series and the broader philosophy underlying the form and function of the pamphlet. She will explore its singular and peculiar form of impassioned criticism to initiate new conversations on contemporary art inspired by the spirit of nineteenth-century propagandist pamphlets.
The title of this talk is taken from Michel Foucault, who once said: “My point is not that everything is bad, but that everything is dangerous, which is not exactly the same as bad. If everything is dangerous, then we always have something to do. So my position leads not to apathy but to hyper- and pessimistic-activism.”