Krísis Symposium: Critical Interventions

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Krísis: Critical Interventions is a one-day symposium that brings the international network of artistic practices and narratives from the Krísis exhibition and public programme into a day of talks, presentations and performative lectures.

  • From: Friday 28 October 2016, 9 am
  • To: Friday 28 October 2016, 6 pm
  • Location: Bonington Lecture Theatre, Bonington building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LS

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Krísis: Critical Interventions is a one-day symposium that brings the international network of artistic practices and narratives from the Krísis exhibition and public programme into a day of talks, presentations, and performative lectures.

It provides an opportunity for artists, curators, academics, and the general public – both local and international – to engage in dialogue, reflecting on the complex topography of Nottingham and the UK, the relationship to the art world, and how sociopolitical issues are addressed in both Nottingham and in international contexts.

Presenters include the international artists involved in Krísis; Nottingham-based activists on refugee and female genital mutilation issues; guest speakers; and Nottingham Trent University lecturers and researchers from the School of Art & Design and the School of Arts and Humanities.

Participants will explore the exhibition's themes and the artists' responses and practices, encouraging the debate on art as a transformational tool for research on contemporary societal matters.

Krísis: Critical Interventions is chaired by Professor Duncan Higgins (NTU School of Art & Design), Dr Roy Smith (NTU School of Arts and Humanities), and Dr Anna Ball (NTU School of Arts and Humanities), in partnership with the curators from Something Human and Nottingham Contemporary.

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Due to limited capacity booking is required for this event.This symposium is open to the public, staff and students, and is free to attend. To book your place, select "Add to basket" at the top of the page and follow the step-by-step instructions.

This event is part of the public programme in association with the exhibition Krísis. It is curated by Something Human and presented in partnership with Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, and Nottingham Contemporary.

More information:
Krisis website
Krisis on Bonington Gallery website

Enquiries

If you have any questions about this event, please email us or call +44 (0)115 848 8268.

Image credit: Sama Alshaibi, Al-Tariqah (The path), 2014 Courtesy of the artist and Ayyam Gallery.

Programme

TimeEventParticipants
9 am – 9.30 amReception: tea and coffee
9.30 am – 10 amIntroductions and context settingProf Duncan Higgins, Dr Roy Smith and Dr Anna Ball, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Something Human
10 am – 10.30 amConversationAida Silvestri, artist, and Valentine Nkoyo, FGM activist from the Mojatu Foundation in Nottingham
10.30 am – 11 amPresentationDave Hewitt
Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum
11 am – 11.30 amChaired discussion
11.30 am – 11.45 amShort break
11.45 am – 12.15 pmPresentationDr Marilena Zaroulia, Winchester University
12.15 pm – 12.45 pmPresentationVeronika Schuchter, NTU Visiting Scholar
12.45 pm – 1.15 pmChaired discussion
1.15 pm – 2 pmLunch and discussions
2 pm – 3.30 pmArtist talk and performative lectures, curated by Something HumanLynn Lu (Singapore): performance lecture
Tanja Balac (Macedonia): screening
John Clang (Singapore): talk
Tuan Mami (Vietnam): presentation
Soni Kum (Japan): performance intervention
3.30 pm – 4 pmCoffee break
4 pm – 5 pmFinal presentationPhil Leonard, NTU Centre for Postcolonial Studies
5 pm – 6 pmBook Launch: Surviving Art School, a publication made by Collective Creativity and Nottingham Contemporary (15-20 min)
Drinks reception and exhibition viewing
6 pmClose

Booking information

Due to limited capacity, booking is required for this event

This symposium is open to the public, staff and students, and is free to attend. To book your place select "Add to basket" at the top of the page and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Location details

Room/Building:

Bonington Lecture Theatre, Bonington building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LS

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