Join us for Living as Form at H401

International Conference: LIVING AS FORM

First day with keynotes by: Renzo Martens, Patricia Kaersenhout and Pierluigi Sacco.
On 2nd day ‘Open Space Technology’ facilitated by Mahir Namur, with contributions by Tandem (ECF, Breg Horemans), A Sharing Academy (Merlijn Twaalfhoven), University of Utrecht, dept. Community Art: Practice and Theory (Eugène van Erven), DasArt Creative Producer (Barbara van Lindt), Willem de Kooning Academy (Renée Turner), University of the Arts Utrecht (Thera Jonker), Sandberg Institut (Thomas Spijkermann)

This two-day international conference in Amsterdam about participatory art in education and culture features keynote presentations of cutting edge initiatives, panel discussions, workshops, sharing of challenging practice and peer-to-peer exchange.

Nato Thompson, from whom we borrow the title of this conference Living As Form, asks whether it is time at the beginning of the 21st century to return Duchamp’s urinal from the museum to the real world. But whether it would be accepted by the ‘real world’ today, where one is suspicious towards arts and the artists in their elite bubble? Art keeps engaging with life, trying to find new forms of expression and impact.
– What is the artistic form of live today, or should we rather talk about art as resistance?
– And how does education prepare the artists of the future for their role in these new realities?

The conference will critically discuss the embeddedness of participatory practice in an international framework that has rapidly changed in the last two years. Nevertheless, the basic question is still valid: how can artists engage with communities in a mutually beneficial way, towards progress and more culturally and economically inclusive societies?

Doopsgezinde Kerk, Singel 452, Amsterdam; H401, Amsterdam; Goethe Institut, Herengracht 470, Amsterdam.

Start Thursday, 26 October 2017, 12 hrs
End Friday 27 October 2017, 18 hrs

The registration fee will cover catering on both days and conference material:
Regular 25,- Euro per day. 2 days combi ticket 40,- Euros
Students fee 15,- Euro per day. 2 days combi ticket 25,- Euro
Prices excl. reservation fees

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