Cities in the Middle East have been on the move for many months now. Not only politics and economy are at stake, but also cultural activities and artistic practice.
THE ARAB SPRING: A NEW REALITY FOR ART AND CULTURE IN THE WORLD
Conference at the Schools of Visual Art, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, On Friday, October 7th, 2011. Place: Festsalen, Kongens Nytorv 1, Copenhagen.
MORNING (coordinated by Carsten Juhl)
10,00-10,10: Welcome, by rector Mikkel Bogh, Schools of Visual Art.
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)
13,00-14,00: “Jerusalem, the City of Cultures”. By Huda Imam.
14,00-15,00: “The performative, the participative and the rest”. By Georges H. Rabbath.
15,00-16,00: Questions and discussion among all participants, animated by Tijana Miskovic.
16,00-16,15: “Differences and analogies among artistic positions in Europe and in the Middle East”. A conclusion, by Thomas Locher.
Aida Eltorie (Cairo). Artist and curator. Organizer of the Egyptian Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia, 2011.
Huda Imam (Jerusalem). Founder and director of the Center for Jerusalem Studies at the Al Qud University and also director for the Al Qud University Jerusalem Program for international relations.
Truls Lie (Oslo). Critic. Editor of Dox and publisher of Le Monde diplomatique.
Georges H. Rabbath (Beirut). Visual artist, writer and researcher. Official curator of the Lebanese pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia, 2011, where “The State of Mind” art project was launched.
Carsten Juhl (Copenhagen). Historian. Head of the Department of Art Theory and Communication at the Schools of Visual Art.
Thomas Locher (Berlin and Copenhagen). Visual artist and professor at the Schools of Visual Art.
Tijana Miskovic (Copenhagen). Visual artist and independent curator.
Photo on the flyer by Suada Demirovi?, photo (44×112), part of series “work in progress”, Rundgang, 2011
The conference is open to the public and attendance is free of charge. For more information please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org