„nomoi“ is a blog of the Minerva Research Project „The Nomos of Images“ at the Max-Planck-Institute for Art History in Florence that is concerned with the history and life of images in legal contexts. Images and objects used in legal acts and procedures are to be examined for the process of objectification and evidence as one aspect of a visibility that even positive law cannot do without. The blog will serve as a virtual platform for introducing and discussing images in order to be able to describe and interpret their normative role or opposition against it.

PICTORIAL GLOSSARIES

The Law is difficult to understand. It needs the glossator to explain, discuss and translate it, applying methods of marginal or interlinear annotations. Images belong to the elemental core of the body of law and the production of juridical meaning in visual terms.

The following pictorial glossaries give examples of the „ratio visiva“ of the legal world, that reach from the representational to the sensual realm of legal normativity, drawing out a visual rationale from the conflicting rulings of legal texts, that belong also to what is called the „force“ of law.

 

 

 

 

 #1_AESTHETICS OF RESISTANCE

By means of the visual formula of resistance and revolt disseminated in the media, political systems are depicted as just or unjust, democratic or undemocratic. In the “Age of Resistance”, in which we see an increase in emancipatory and civic action, such images are disseminated ubiquitously. Through the socio-technical architecture of social media they not only hold a firm place in the attention economies of the present, but also inform the formal repertoires of artists. Artists who, as activists and dissidents, point to political grievances and legal inconsistencies, define a new and diverse genre. This canonized category of “political art” responds not just to particular social and political issues. Through their socio-critical and social actions, such artists also deliberately place themselves in a changed relationship to existing law. 

The pictorial glossary „Aesthetics of Resistance“ attempts to define various forms of resistance exploring the multiple aesthetics of protest. By contrasting popular strategies of political engagement and their artistic appropriation, the glossary aims at a critical analysis (read more).

About the Glossary
Henry Kaap
Carolin Behrmann
Selfie Protest
Kerstin Schankweiler
Protestmusik
Katja Müller-Helle
Hoodie
Henry Kaap
Tank Man
Carolin Behrmann
fierce pussy
Susanne Huber
Gramsci Monument
(Thomas Hirschhorn)
Siri Peyer
Transparente
Robert Kehl
Shaheed [شهيد]
Kerstin Schankweiler
Verena Straub
Klobürste
Daniel Becker
Gran Fury
Christian Liclair
Piratenfernsehen
Yvonne Schweizer
TV Interventions
Magdalena Nieslony
Kiss-In
Georgios Binos
Dispersion und Accelerationismus
Antje Krause-Wahl
Virtuelles Sit-In
Daniel Becker
Der fossile Vogel
Anna-Katharina Wöbse
Tactical Media
Clemens Apprich
Anti-Gesichtserkennungsmasken
Alexandra Waligorski
Urban Gardening
Regina Foschiova
Formen des Umweltaktivismus seit 1970
Henning Arnecke
SilenceDeath_01 Image_04
Silence=Death Project
Christian Liclair
The Colour White: Damas de Blanco
Andreas Beer
Strijd ∞
Strijd ∞ curators
Bild 01
Suicide Bombers Video Testimonies
Verena Straub
Surveillance / Countersurveillance
Jens Kabisch
Guerilla Knitting / Yarn Bombing
Sabine Planka
Image_01
Armchair Activist
Moritz Queisner
Defacing
Nele De Raedt
Bed-in
Anne Röhl
Fig2_Occupy Berlin_12 November 2011
Silence (Aernout Mik)
Vega Tescari
Anonymity / Stealth
Toni Pape
Guy Fawkes Mask
Andreas Beer
Scarves
Ruxandra Todosi
Hologram Protest
Seraphine Meya
Inflatable Objects
Artúr van Balen
29_Kopie  
Multitude
Jacopo Galimberti
Duran Adam – Standing Man
Christoph Scheurle