Splash Image: Freie Klasse in Action


Société Réaliste is a Parisian cooperative created by Ferenc Gróf and Jean-Baptiste Naudy in June 2004. They work in multiple forms with political design, experimental economy, territorial ergonomy and social engineering consulting. Their projects can take the shape of exhibitions, publications or conferences.

In relation to the BEHAVING DIFFERENTLY! lecture series focus on art economies, they will present connection points between projects dealing with the issue, such as Cabinet Société Réaliste Conseil, a legislative consulting firm whose mission is to help create and sustain competitive legislation (ongoing), the Artleaks collaborative platform for the labor rights of cultural workers (2011), the collective critical exhibition Artist Pension Trust (2011), or their Art Scheme Corporation Ponzi’s (2006). They will as well present their most recent work about the structural commonality of ideology in architecture and discourse, as developped in 2011 with the series of exhibitions Empire, State, Building (Jeu de Paume, Paris), The city amidst the buildings (Akbank Sanat, Istanbul) and Archiscriptons (Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Zurich).



is a lecture series on models of resistant economies in art and cultural work.

“The State (…) is a condition, a certain relationship between human beings, a mode of human behavior; we destroy it by contracting other relationships, by behaving differently.” Gustav Landauer

  • 24.11.11 Oliver Clemens: Common City
  • 10.01.12 Natascha Sadr Haghighian: SOLO SHOW – On questions of authorship, division of labour and value added in contemporary art
  • 26.01.12 Constanze Kurz, Frank Rieger (Chaos Computer Club) and Dmytri Kleiner (Telekommunisten Network): The Price and Value of Free Culture
  • 02.02.12 Société Réaliste: Invest / Invent
  • 17.04.12 Brett Bloom (Temporary Services): Radical space for art
  • 24.04.12 Åsa Sonjasdotter: Potato Perspective and notions on formal and informal circulation of knowledge