THE ARAB SPRING: A NEW REALITY FOR ART AND CULTURE IN THE WORLD Conference at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Cities in the Middle East have been on the move for many months now.
THE ARAB SPRING: A NEW REALITY FOR ART AND CULTURE IN THE WORLD
Festsalen, Schools of Visual Art, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
MORNING (coordinated by Carsten Juhl)
10,00-10,25: “A world in crisis, possibilities for art and culture”. By Carsten Juhl.
10,15-11,00: The projects shown at La Biennale di Venezia 2011 and at Rivoli in Torino. By Aida Eltorie.
11,00-11,20: Discussion of the presentation made by Aida Eltorie.
11,20-12,00: “The Significance of Freedom. To make an essay-film about Cairo”. By Truls Lie.
Pause of 60 minutes.
AFTERNOON (coordinated by Thomas Locher)
14,00-15,00: “The performative, the participative and the rest”. By Georges H. Rabbath inc. skype presentations by Conor McGarrigle (on:Twitter revolutions? and role of social media in popular uprisings from the Arab Spring to OccupyWallStreet via the London Riots), Haig Aivazian (on: art’s ability to actually engage in dialogue with this political moment), Sandra Skurvida (on: Live transmission: the power of the placeless time), Yazan Khalili (on: Presentation around the issue of presentation it self) and two artists Hala Kanaan from Ramallah and Stephanie Nur from Amman.
15,00-16,00: Questions and discussion among all participants, animated by Tijana Mišković.
16,00-16,15: “Differences and analogies among artistic positions in Europe and in the Middle East”. A conclusion, by Thomas Locher.
The conference is open to the public and attendance is free of charge.