Art Supposes Justice: Reflections on "Das Tribunal"

  • Lena-Johanna Herrmann (Autor/in)
    Hochschule für Gestaltung (Karlsruhe)

    Lena-Johanna Herrmann studiert seit 2011 Kunstwissenschaft an der Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe. Seit 2014 arbeitet sie dort als Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft. Den Schwerpunkt ihrer Studien bildet das Fach Philosophie und Ästhetik. Ihr Hauptinteresse gilt der epistemologischen Wirkung von Narrativen und Sprachbildern, sowie deren Wechselwirkung mit der Möglichkeit die Welt mittels menschlicher Vernunft zu begreifen.

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For the opening weekend of the “Globale” Exhibition at the ZKM, in Karlsruhe, Peter Weibel planned a two day event entitled “das Tribunal”. Numerous thinkers, philosophers, historians, jurists, economists, artists and activists, were brought together in the staging of a ‘Tribunal’ to “judge” the crimes against humanity and the genocides of the 20th century. At the entrance hall of the ZKM, a type of trial was performed.

Dr. Joseph Cohen and Dr. Raphael Zagury-Orly, two contemporary philosophers lecturing in Ireland, Israel, France and Germany, participated in its elaboration and moderated the event. A few days after, they very kindly agreed to this interview on “das Tribunal”.

Both thinkers describe the event as a rich and meaningful experience, one that definitely remains open to different readings and interpretations. With both, a conversation took place allowing for an attentive look at the lesser thought aspects of “das Tribunal”.




Derrida, Jacques (1993) : Specters of Marx. The State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning and the New International. First edition (1994), New York.

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Joseph Cohen, Dr. Raphael Zagury-Orly, Maria Männig
Tribunal, Joseph Cohen, Raphael Zagury-Orly, ZKM, Art, Philosophy, Justice, Judgement, Derrida