The conference “Art & Activism” aims to understand the force of art to engage and express political sentiment. At the heart of any art that can be called activist is a firm revolutionary belief in the possibility of societies reforming and improving. Behind its obvious involvement with present issues and concerns, activist art is always oriented to shaping an ameliorated future. This public role is not uncontested. The arts are (perpetually) under attack. A sense of crisis, moreover, is widely felt among contemporary artists and activists, who experience precarity, marginalization, and vulnerability on a daily basis and may put their bodies on the line. The idea of crisis, both in the arts and in society, has been widely articulated by scholars and critics. This interdisciplinary conference aims to create a space in which participants from scholarly, artistic and activist backgrounds can learn from and collaborate on a horizontal plane.
Datum: Do 14-12
Tijd: 14:00 - 15:45(Grote Zaal)
Locatie: Research Center for Material Culture, the Museum Volkenkunde (National Museum of World Cultures), Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS Leiden, The Netherlands.
Kosten en aanmelding: https://artandactivismcon.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/registration-now-open/
Roundtable One Artists, Academics and Curators Unite!
World-Wide Perspectives on Cultural Production in Times of Crisis
Moderator: Renee Turner
With Rosalind Galt, Isaac Leung, Imara Limon, Feminist Art Gallery (FAG: Deirdre Logue/Allyson Mitchell)
Meer informatie over Imara:https://artandactivismcon.wordpress.com/2017/11/20/introducing-an-invited-speaker-imara-limon/
Meer informatie over gehele 3-daagse programma: https://artandactivismcon.wordpress.com/location-and-travel/program/