COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE

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COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE OFF Practitioners’ symposium and meetup

18 September 2015

The symposium organized by OFF-Biennale Budapest focuses on how grassroots initiatives operating within challenging political circumstances can support or even uphold contemporary art in a certain locale and rethink its role and competence. “Communities of Practice” links international cultural practitioners who endeavor specific, alternative models of operation. The aim is to present and analyse case studies of self-organized initiatives that are especially responsive to the social and political contexts they are embedded in.

Various presentations and panel discussions will explore the dilemmas inherent in self-organization and participative operations, such as the relations of continuity and responsiveness, local focus and international approach, the issues of advocacy, representation and responsibility, the relation of artistic-curatorial collectives to institutional modes of operation or the potential clash between democratic decision-making and effectiveness.

Participants:
Chiara Colasurdo / Constituent Spaces, New Institutions and Production,
Teatro Valle Occupato, Rome
Adela Jusic / CRVENA: Feminist practices, art and politics intersected, CRVENA, Sarajevo
Romeo Kodra / Lost and Found in Transition: Space between Art and Politics, Tirana Art Lab, Tirana
Livia Pancu / I like Periferic 3, Iași
Veda Popovici / The politics of art and labor within the Bucharest art scenes, Bucharest
Vladimir Us / Reclaiming public space through artistic practices, Oberliht, Chișinău
Poka-Yio / Storytelling through a Biennial, the case of the Athens Biennale, Athens Biennale, Athens
Anna Zvyagintseva / Time of collectivity, HudRada, Kiev

The conference will be held in English.
Address:
Kesztyűgyár
1084 Budapest, Mátyás tér 15.

LINK TO OFF BIENNALE WEBSITE