Homi K. Bhabha: Culture and Security

On September 8th at the Art Institute of Chicago, a talk by Homi K. Bhabha: “Culture and Security.”  Description:

If the 19th century has frequently been represented as the great age of empire, articulated in ideals of progress and development, then the 20th and 21st centuries have been marked by a growing securitization of life, politics, and culture in an age of global expansion. What are the aesthetic and political technologies that attempt to provide security and solidarity while activating the anxiety and excitation of abandonment and annihilation? This lecture will dwell on a wide range of ideas and objects in order to explore the thin line that lies between barbarism and civility.