This seminar, with a markedly multidisciplinary character, continues the debate initiated back in November on the so-called "high culture" and "popular culture", in which Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Greil Marcus, Andreas Huyssen and Alexander García Düttmann took part. This second engagement with the subject puts forward other perspectives, questioning the traditional distinction between an elitist public sphere in opposition to a plebeian public domain on the basis of analysis of the profound transformation of the production and the consumption of culture in contemporary society.


Inaugural lecture
Popular cultures in times of globalization
Néstor García Canclini. Director of the course in Urban Cultural Studies at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana de México D.F.

Trick tactics: problems of ethics and artistic mediation
Jean Fisher. Writer, editor of the magazine Third Text and research associate on the postgraduate course in Visual Culture at Middlesex University (England).
Warhol: the reasonable facsimile and the mobile referent
Annette Michelson. Professor of Film Studies at New York University and editor of the magazine October, of which she is a founder.

HI(FI(LOW, Punk and Glenn Branca
Granular(Synthesis. Group formed in 1991 by the Austrian artists Kurt Hentschläger and Ulf Langheinrich.
Art: between the museum and mass culture
Boris Groys. Art critic, doctor of Philosophy and Aesthetics and tutor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Néstor García Canclini, Jean Fisher, Boris Groys, Kurt Hentschläger, Annette Michelson