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Panos Kompatsiaris

Assistant Professor
National Research University Higher School of Economics

Panos Kompatsiaris works at the intersection of contemporary art theory, cultural studies and ethnography, focusing on the broader politics of culture in the context of neoliberalism and its crisis.

Biography

Panos Kompatsiaris is Assistant Professor of Art and Media at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He holds a PhD in art theory from the University of Edinburgh (2015). He was member of the student committee of the British Association of Art Historians and was a consultant for the London based educational foundation MACAT. He has published on art, culture and politics in journals including the European Journal of Cultural Studies and Social Identities. His first monograph The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials: Spectacles of Critique, Art and Theory is to be published by Routledge in 2017.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Contemporary Art, Art Theory, Cultural Studies, Anthropology of Art, Sociology of Culture, Institutional Critique, Media Theory, Representation, Curatorial Theory, Work and Labour, Visual Ethnography, Visual Culture

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials; Kompatsiaris - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

International Journal of Cultural Studies

Trolling as transgression: Subversive affirmations against neoliberal austerity


Published: Dec 12, 2019 by International Journal of Cultural Studies
Authors: Panos Kompatsiaris; Yiannis Mylonas

This article draws attention to one of the neglected aspects of trolling in current literature: its potential to stand as a form of cultural politics that may inform counter-hegemonic challenges to prevalent ideologies.

Journal of Visual Art Practice

Contemporary art and left-wing populism: the Artist Taxi Driver as working class ideology


Published: Jul 12, 2018 by Journal of Visual Art Practice
Authors: Panos Kompatsiaris

This paper explores the social and political implications of art and left-wing populism through the work of the British artist and taxi driver Mark McGowan and his project Artist Taxi Driver.

Social Identities

Whitewashing the nation: racist jokes and the construction of the African ‘other


Published: Feb 07, 2016 by Social Identities
Authors: Panos Kompatsiaris
Subjects: Film and Video, Media and Cultural Studies

This article explores representations of race in three Greek popular films of the 1970s and 1980s. The portrayal of African characters in these films is antagonistically positioned in relation to the dominant,'whitewashed'Greek national narrative which relies on the nineteenth century idea that Greece is the progenitor of European civilization.

tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society

Art Struggles: Confronting Internships and Unpaid Labour in Contemporary Art


Published: Oct 17, 2015 by tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society
Authors: Panos Kompatsiaris
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies

This article explores the practices of recently formed and mainly UK-based art workers' collectives against unpaid internships and abusive work. The modes through which these collectives perform resistance involve activist tactics of boycotting, site-specific protests, counter-guides, and whistleblowing and name and shame approaches mixed with performance art and playful interventions.

Social Media, Politics and the State: Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter a

The rise of Nazism and the web: Social media as platforms of racist discourses


Published: Feb 17, 2015 by Social Media, Politics and the State: Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter a
Authors: Panos Kompatsiaris; Yiannis Mylonas
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Communications Studies

In this chapter, we examine the strategic use of social media by GD, focusing on the ways it attempts to legitimise its social imaginaries, tactics, strategies and reality constructions, taking advantage of the social turbulence that austerity politics and neo- liberal restructuring have brought since late 2009.

European Journal of Cultural Studies

‘To see and be seen’: Ethnographic notes on cultural work in contemporary art in


Published: Feb 17, 2014 by European Journal of Cultural Studies
Authors: Panos Kompatsiaris
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Anthropology - Soc Sci

A key term in discussions on the nature of cultural work is the concept of 'autonomy', or 'relative autonomy', according to which cultural workers are capable of realizing themselves in the processes of work. This article wishes to problematize this idea by examining the quotidian reality of cultural workers in the field of contemporary art in Greece during the current economic crisis.

Communication, Culture & Critique

Curating Resistances: Ambivalences and Potentials of Contemporary Art Biennials


Published: Jan 02, 2014 by Communication, Culture & Critique
Authors: Panos Kompatsiaris
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci, Communication Studies

The idea of enabling resistant narratives to neoliberalism through dialogical and participatory works, steadily informs the agenda of perennial large-scale exhibitions of contemporary art (biennials) around Europe and the world. Somewhat paradoxically, the proliferation of such shows since the early 1990s depends on this very neoliberal model that values culture for its measurable outcomes.

Videos

Roundtable Discussion: Soundscape in the Anthropology of Science and Art

Published: Oct 03, 2016

ontemporary art has lately offered a range of experimentation with sensory media, far beyond the conceptualist reduction of the aesthetic to commentary. Meanwhile, sound and sensory studies have proliferated throughout humanities and social sciences.

Exerting Force in Opposition

Published: Dec 05, 2014

Recorded on the 5th December 2014 in Berlin as part of: Enjoy (y)our State of Emergency: art and activist strategies in times of crisis / 3 – 7 December 2014 / nGbK