35 minutes of key points from speakers and audiences debating to what extent can art affect change when addressing issues of migration, displacement, and access. What is the capacity of artists and art institutions to intervene in the current geopolitical climate?
Featuring in order of appearance:
Day 1 at The Showroom, 7 March 2019: Elvira Dyangani Ose, director The Showroom | Michaela Crimmin, reader in art and conflict, Royal College of Art; co-director Culture+Conflict; 4Cs UK art director | Yaiza Hernandez Velazquez, lecturer Central Saint Martins, UAL | Guminder Bhambra, Professor Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies, University of Susses | Oliver Ressler, artist and filmmaker | Daniela Ortiz, artist | Natasha Marie Llorens, curator and writer | Ane Rodríguez Armendariz, director Tabakalera | Alicia Chillida Ameztoy, curator | Dámaso Randulfe, artist, architect, co-editor of Migrant Journal | Kathrin Böhm, artist
Day 2 at Tate Britain, 8 March 2019: Gurminder Bhambra (as above) | Oliver Ressler (as above) | Justinien Tribillon, urbanist, writer, editor and publisher of Migrant Journal
In addition to the videos below, audios of all the talks are available elsewhere on this website. Please email Michaela Crimmin if you would like further information at firstname.lastname@example.org
A talk by GURMINDER BHAMBRA for 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, held at The Showroom on 7 March 2019.
Gurminder Bhambra, Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, gave this talk for events the RCA held in March 2019 at The Showroom and Tate Britain to address issues of migration, displacement and access. This presentation discusses the relationship between Britain’s past and the current moment of Brexit, introduced by Dr. Yaiza María Hernández Velázquez (Central Saint Martins).
A talk by DANIELA ORTIZ for 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, held at The Showroom on 7 March 2019
Daniella Ortiz was born in Peru and lives and works in Barcelona. Through her work, she aims to generate visual narratives in which the concepts of nationality, racialisation, social class and gender are explored in order to critically understand structures of colonial, patriarchal and capitalist power. Her recent projects and research revolve around the European migratory control system.
A talk by NATASHA MARIE LLORENS for 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, held at The Showroom on 7 March 2019
Natasha Marie Llorens is a French-American independent curator and writer, based in Algiers. Current curatorial projects include ‘Children of Violence’, a cycle of exhibitions, texts and symposia devoted to the representation of violence in contemporary art. She is a long-term Research Fellow at the American Institute of Maghrib Studies, Algiers.
A talk by KATHRIN BÖHM for 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, held at The Showroom on 7 March 2019.
Kathrin Böhm is a London based artist whose work focuses on the collective making and culturing of public space, both urban and rural, where shared and collectivised everyday practices are foregrounded as new possible commons, to resist monocultures on all levels. Among many activities, she is a founder member of the artist group Myvillages, and the art-activism initiative Keep it Complex – Make it Clear.
A talk by OLIVER RESSLER for 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, held at Tate Britain on 8 March 2019
Oliver Ressler is an artist from Austria who produces projects in public space, installations and films focused on issues spanning economics, democracy, migration, global warming, forms of resistance and social alternatives. Ressler’s films have been screened as part of social movements, in art institutions and at film festivals internationally.
The 4Cs events (UK) were an RCA/The Showroom/Tate Britain partnership, co-funded by the EU and the RCA, and part of the ongoing 4Cs research programme. They discussed to what extent can art affect change when addressing issues of migration, displacement, and access - a public discussion exploring the capacity of artists and arts institutions to intervene in the current geopolitical climate. The events were curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose (The Showroom) with Michaela Crimmin (Curating Contemporary Art, School of Humanities, RCA), and Lily Hall (The Showroom).
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