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Martin Sonneborn is special guest at Course for Ideas

Martin Sonneborn

“Rumpus and Satire in Theory & Practice”

When: 16th December 2013, 6.30 pm

Where: University of Applied Arts Vienna, Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2, Lichthof A

Martin Sonneborn

“Rumpus and Satire in Theory & Practice”

When: 16th December 2013, 6.30 pm

Where: University of Applied Arts Vienna, Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2, Lichthof A

On that evening, his new book (together with co-editor Matthias Spaetgens) was presented for the first time in Austria.

 

About the lecture:

In his master’s thesis, Martin Sonneborn analysed the possible impact of modern satire. Later on, as editor-in-chief of the satirical Titanic magazine, he accidently, yet impressively proved his own conclusion wrong that satire could no longer have any effects these days. In a number of hoax bribery faxes sent to FIFA representatives, Sonneborn crucially influenced their decision to support the German bid to host the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Following a series of satirical actions, a number of right-wing members of parliament, FDP party district chairmen and leading pharmaceutical lobbyists were forced to step down. After founding his own party (Die Partei), “Der Stern”, a German news magazine with rapidly declining print runs described Sonneborn as a “rowdy satirist with a neurotic profile”. His lecture is all about satire as an aggressive form of art and aesthetically exaggerated criticism; and as a means of power – “Die Partei” won 0.2 percent votes in the 2013 Federal Election: “our best ever result since the end of the war!”

 

http://derstandard.at/1385171488684/Martin-Sonneborn-Spasspartei-das-sind-die-Anderen

 

 

About his new book:

For their Internet demo in front of the Brandenburg Gate, the PARTEI requested people via the Internet to send messages to Angela Merkel. Within 48 hours over 25,000 comments had come in. About half of them on the subject of sex, free beer and the FDP were not taken seriously. This book tells you what’s on German minds other than that.

 

About our guest:

Martin Sonneborn is editor of the satirical magazine TITANIC and federal chairman of his own party, DIE PARTEI. He is head of the satirical section, SPAM, of SPIEGEL online since 2006, and external reporter of Second German Television ZDF’s “Heute Show” since 2009. According to “FAZ” topics of the day and Rudi Völler, it was Sonneborn who brought the 2006 FIFA World Cup to Germany.  

 

“Germany’s satirist-in-chief” Süddeutsche Zeitung

 

“He may polarise and be a subversive agitator, but he certainly knows what’s right and wrong.” Der Spiegel

 

“Totally insane, very offensive and definitely not funny!” The Sun

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Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
Univ.-Prof. Matthias Spaetgens

Martin Sonneborn is special guest at Course for Ideas

Martin Sonneborn

“Rumpus and Satire in Theory & Practice”

When: 16th December 2013, 6.30 pm

Where: University of Applied Arts Vienna, Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2, Lichthof A

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angewandte © Grafik und Werbung
Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
Univ.-Prof. Matthias Spaetgens