October 19, 2015 - Visible Project - 2015 Visible Award: Temporary Parliament
October 19, 2015

Visible Project

2015 Visible Award: Temporary Parliament
The jury as a public event in collaboration with Tate Liverpool
October 31, 2015

Council Chamber of Liverpool Town Hall
High St
Liverpool L2 3SW
United Kingdom

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Community Arts? Learning from the Legacy of Artists' Social Initiatives
November 1, 10:30am–5pm
A daylong conference on community arts is convened by Liverpool Biennial and Andrea Phillips, in association with Visible Award 2015 and Tate Liverpool. 
The Black-E, 1 Great George Street, Liverpool L1 5EW 

Visible at Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum, New York
November 13, 6–8pm
The event will include performances by artists Nástio Mosquito and Marinella Senatore, and it will feature the 2015 Visible Award ceremony. 
The High Line, New York, NY 10011


The Visible Award is the first European award for socially engaged artistic practices in a global context. First awarded in 2011, and then again in 2013, 2015 will be the first time the award is decided through an open jury consultation in the form of a temporary parliament. A public jury format was trialled for the 2013 Award at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, and has been further developed to seek public engagement with the assessment of existing artistic projects that are operating at the crossroads of art and other fields of society.

The jury session will take place in the grand Council Chamber of Liverpool Town Hall, and will bring together artists, experts, and users of socially engaged artistic practices in a one-day conversation that will try to merge the procedures and criteria of an evaluation process with the discursive elements that characterise panel discussions on the relationship between arts and society. The event, free and open to the public, will focus on assessing the merits of the shortlisted artistic projects (all currently operational) and on the selection of the winner of the 2015 Visible Award, through an open vote.

The 2015 Visible Award has been developed in collaboration with Chris Dercon, Director, Tate Modern, and will be chaired by Francesco Manacorda, Artistic Director, Tate Liverpool, who will coordinate the debate, together with Andrea Phillips in the role of advocate for the projects, between a group of experts operating in different fields of culture, brought together to assess the merits of the artistic projects and lead the selection of the winner of the 2015 Visible Award. Among the invited experts: John Byrne, Beatrice Catanzaro, Anna Colin, Ekaterina Degot, Christine Eyene, Janna Graham, Magdalena Malm, Emily Pethick, Laura RaicovichMarinella Senatore, Nato Thompson, and others.

The projects that will be publicly debated by the jury have been shortlisted from a long list of 67 projects, selected from a list of 58 art projects nominated by the 2015 Visible advisory board and 98 projects received through open call. The nine shortlisted projects are: Abounaddara by Abounaddara Collective (Syria), Conflict Kitchen by Dawn Weleski and Jon Rubin (USA), Cinema Everywhere by Waguih El laqany (Egypt), Ecoart Uganda by Ruganzu Bruno Tusingwire (Uganda), Movimento Editorial by Cráter Invertido (Mexico), New World Summit by Jonas Staal (The Netherlands), Salt by Karrabing Film Collective (Australia), Mujawara / The Tree School by Campus in Camps and Contrafilé (Palestine-Brazil), White Paper: The Law / Convention On the Use of Space by Adelita Husni Bey (The Netherlands). Watch the video presentations of the nine projects here.

From Monday, October 26, for the week leading up to the public jury session, Tate Liverpool will host a free temporary exhibition of these nine shortlisted projects, each represented by a video in the museum’s public foyer.

The jury session—live streamed on October 31 at the Visible website and to audiences in Tate Liverpool’s foyer and open to interaction through social media—is not simply a dialogue between experts, in order to select an exemplary socially engaged art project, but also a moment for sharing knowledge and collective learning. In the process of assessing the winning project the jury will also offer an opportunity to deepen the debate around artistic engagement in the public domain. If you wish to attend please register here.

Projects shortlisted for the 2015 Visible Award have been publicly announced on August 11, 2015 during the evening event, The Night Art Made the Future Visible, part of the Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum, within the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale: All the World’s Futures. The winning project will be awarded in New York City on November 13, 2015 on the occasion of the second installment of The Night Art Made the Future Visible at the Creative Time Summit in New York.

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