Annual theme "Power of Material/Politics of Materiality" 

Interdisciplinary Lecture Series (2012/13)



The (Im)materiality of Economy

with Costas Lapavitsas and Anja Kirschner/David Panos


Costas Lapavitsas



Anja Kirschner und David Panos


Costas Lapavitsas is Professor of Economy at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He works on the political economy of money and finance, on the Japanese economy, the history of economy and economic thought and on the contemporary world economy. He published several books and countless articles, amongst them Beyond Market-Driven Development (with M. Noguchi, Routledge, 2005), Financialisation in Crisis (Brill 2012), Crisis in the Eurozone (Verso, 2012). His latest book Profiting without Producing (Verso, 2013), discusses the financialisation of capitalism.


Anja Kirschner and David Panos (Athens, London) in their joint films and installations combine moments of the present with historical researches and literary sources. In their video installation Ultimate Substance (2012), which was filmed and realized in Greece, the artists engage in the relationship between economic and cultural logic. Here, the silver mining and the coinage in ancient Greece become the starting point of a filmic reflection of the current financial crisis. Anja Kirschner and David Panos were awarded the 2011 Jarman Award (UK) and realized solo exhibitions at a.o. secession, Vienna, Extra City, Antwerp and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. Furthermore their works have been shown in group exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Lisson Gallery, London (2013) as well as the Liverpool Biennale (2012) and the British Art Show 7 (2010/11).