October 2, 2010 - SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain - Speculations on the Cultural Organisation of Civility: a two-day symposium in Amsterdam
October 2, 2010

Speculations on the Cultural Organisation of Civility: a two-day symposium in Amsterdam

Speculations on the Cultural Organisation of Civility
Symposium
29-30 October 2010

Day 1: What are we doing there? Politics and philosophies of publicness.
Day 2: Who cares? Case studies of art, curating and healthcare.

Official language: English

Venue:
Felix Meritis, Amsterdam
Keizersgracht 324
1016 EZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Initiated by SKOR

www.skor.nl

Symposium

Initiated by SKOR, the symposium Speculations on the Cultural Organisation of Civility is the first in the series of symposia Actors, Agents and Attendants that aims to question the role of art and the creative industries in the formation of contemporary civility. Focusing on healthcare as a prime site of global market-driven transformation in governmental policies, this symposium brings together writers, artists, architects, curators and politicians to question the role of art and its assumed ameliorative function.

The structure of this symposium stages theories and case studies alongside each other, providing a significant and radical overview of the field.

Friday 29 October, 2010
What are we doing there? Politics and Philosophies of Publicness
including: AA Bronson, artist and publisher, USA; Ann Demeester, director De Appel, Netherlands; Chto delat/What is to be done?, Russia; Fulya Erdemci, director SKOR, Netherlands; Margreet Fogteloo, editor De Groene Amsterdammer, Netherlands; Alfredo Jaar, artist, architect and filmmaker, USA; Andrea Phillips, director of research programmes, department of art, Goldsmiths University, UK; Edi Rama, Mayor of Tirana, Albania and chairman of the Socialist Party of Albania; Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA and former Chief Advisor to the British Prime Minister, UK; Anton Vidokle, artist, Berlin/New York; Steven de Waal, Public SPACE Foundation, Netherlands; Gavin Wade, artist and curator, UK.

Saturday 30 October
Who Cares? Case studies of art, curating and healthcare
including: Hedy d’Ancona, politician and sociologist, Netherlands; Nils van Beek, curator at SKOR, Netherlands; BikvanderPol, artists, Netherlands; Matthijs Bouw, architect, Netherlands; Beatriz Colomina, architectural historian, Princeton, USA; Mika Hannula, director, Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, curator and critic, Finland; Mari Linnman, les Nouveaux Commanditaires, France; Markus Miessen, architect and theorist, Germany; Arjen Oosterman, architectural critic, Netherlands; Sally Tallant, Head of Programmes, Serpentine Gallery, London; Ultra-red, artist collective and activists, international.

Prologue

Previewing the symposium, a series of artistic interventions and related events will take place in Amsterdam.

1. A Film Programme including films by Gregg Bordowitz, Bernadette Corporation, Anri Sala, Frederick Wiseman and General Idea.
2. Artist Positions by Marc Bijl, Laser 3.14, BikvanderPol, Pilvi Takala and Martijn Engelbregt as well as a restaged installation from The Welfare Show (2006) by Elmgreen & Dragset
3. Two invited Expert meetings that will explore current developments and future scenario’s for the healthcare field from a political, artistic and curatorial perspective

For the full symposium and prologue programme please visit www.skor.nl

Official language: English

Registration at www.skor.nl

Speculations on the Cultural Organisation of Civility is organised and curated by SKOR in collaboration with Andrea Phillips and Markus Miessen.

Stage design: nOffice

With thanks to:
Stichting DOEN
British Council

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