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Creative Time Summit 2014: Stockholm
November 14, 2014 @ 8:00 am - November 15, 2014 @ 6:00 pmFree and open to the public
In collaboration with the Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville and Louisville Metro Commission on Public Art, 21c Museum Hotel Louisville is hosting a public live-stream screening of this year’s Creative Time Summit. The issues framing the Stockholm: 2014 Creative Time Summit weigh heavily on the prevailing discourse among art related institutions in Louisville, Kentucky. The Hite Art Institute at The University of Louisville, 21c Museum Hotel and Louisville Metro Commission on Public Art (COPA) share a commitment to fostering analytical conversation about art in public space and art as social practice. Each serves a distinct function, and together they have a better chance of effectively addressing the complex and difficult questions that dominate discussions about the role of art practices in urban contexts. UofL is an urban public state university. 21c Museum is free and open to the public 24-hours a day, seven-days a week. COPA stewards the public art program and advocates for siting art in public spaces. Each of these institutions is committed to fostering a challenging engagement with all citizens in this culturally, racially, and economically disparate city of Louisville.
About the Creative Time Summit: Artists have always raised their voices to speak truth to power, and have never been more important than at this moment in history, when social movements are erupting around the world. At Creative Time, we believe that artists are truly change agents, with the ability to affect society for the better.
Each year, the Creative Time Summit explores the many ways in which artists are tackling the world’s most challenging social and political issues. Innovative artists, activists, writers, and curators take the Summit stage to present bold new strategies for social change to a global audience. Since its inception six years ago, the Summit has seen hundreds of luminaries–from famed philosopher Slavoj Žižek, to legendary art critic Lucy Lippard, artist Rick Lowe, and Academy Award nominated filmmaker Laura Poitras, to name only a few–present their unflinching visions to thousands live in the theatre and online.
Summit: Stockholm will pose such questions as: Who is art in the public sphere for and what is it supposed to do? How does art produce debate, contribute to a sense of the civic, or perhaps, more cynically, merely perpetuate the status quo? And more generally, who is the city for and how can our public spheres and its arts work across a heterogeneous space?
Expanded public practice has the potential to re-activate the city, to suggest alternative readings of its history and context, and to add new experiences and relations to urban life. Summit: Stockholm will bring together artists who perform new interpretations of the city, reclaiming and reformulating the ways we interact and experience each other and the built environment.
Live streaming of the Summit will take place at 21c Louisville on November 14th & November 15th, from 8am-6pm both days. Full schedule below:
SECTION 3: ACTIVATING PUBLIC SPACE
Magdalena Malm (moderator)
Roberta Uno, Ford Foundation
Maria Lind, Tensta Konsthall
Bettina Pehrsson, Marabouparken
Joanna Sandell, Botkyrka Konsthall
Work Group Representing Konsthall C
Miriam Andersson Blecher, Botkyrka Konsthall
Louisville Breakout session led by respondent: Mary Carothers (Associate Professor of Photography/Fine Art, University of Louisville, Allen R. Hite Art Institute)
SECTION 4: ART IN THE AGE OF SURVEILLANCE
Birgitta Jónsdóttir (moderator)
Vera Ermolaeva Foundation of Contemporary Feminist Art Initiatives
Louisville Breakout session led by respondent: Kathy Salomon (Kentucky Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Investigator / University of Louisville, Doctoral Candidate)
SECTION 5: MIGRATIONS
Soraya Post (moderator)
Christopher Robbins and John Ewig
Olga Jitlina and Andrey Yakimov, The Amanda Weil Award Lecture
Tone Olaf Nielson
Louisville Breakout session led by respondent: Kate Sowada (HistoryMobile Coordinator, Kentucky Historical Society)