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How does art change when space and the public change? This year’s symposium looks into the possibilities, tasks and challenges faced by art projects in public space under changing conditions.

ART | SPACE | PUBLIC

International Symposium on Art | Space | Public

28. – 30. August 2014

Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord

The discussion focuses on four central changes that have decisively influenced our life in recent years.

INTERNATIONALISATION OF THE PUBLIC 
ART AS A CATALYST FOR DEVELOPMENT

Thursday 28.08.2014 4:30 PM  20:30 PM

Our perception of the public is undergoing a fast transition: both the rapid transformation of our urban structures and the growing possibilities of obtaining information on occurrences all over the world entail significant changes. This panel is to focus on the questions raised by the complex situation: How are these facts related to each other? What is the historic understanding from which our notions of these issues arise? Can art be an essential factor for changes in public space?

with:

  • Phillippe Van Cauteren, Director S.M.A.K. Gent
  • Prof. Dr. Beat Wyss, The Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design
  • Vasif Kortun, Director SALT Istanbul

PUBLICNESS IN TIMES OF THE INTERNET
VIRTUALITY AND REALITY OF SPACE

Friday 29.08.2014 9:30 AM _ 3:00 PM

The Internet is the technical and social innovation of the past decade,and its numerous applications fundamentally shape our present. Both as a connective means of communication and a universal control instrument it has altered our everyday life. How does the Internet change our perception of the public? Is it expanded or restricted, fragmented or does the Internet on the contrary link us? And what is the inf luence of these changes on our perception of art in public space?

with:

  • Dr. Hanno Rauterberg, Die Zeit
  • Sabine Himmelsbach, Director Haus für elektronische Künste (House of electronic Arts) Basel
  • Aram Bartholl, Concept and Media Artist
  • Prof. Dr. Philipp Misselwitz, Urban Catalyst

PUBLICNESS, ART AND POLITICS
SOCIETY’S REQUIREMENTS AND THE FREEDOM OF ART

Friday 29.08.2014 3:15 PM _ 7:30 PM

Art in public space today is not only art in architecture and monuments, but also an instrument of modern city marketing, economic promotion or a possibility of upgrading infrastructure. Public sponsorship often comes with the demand for art to take up socially relevant topics. Does art in this case still have a claim to autonomy or does it go to the dogs? In round tables, essential theses on the topics of publicness, art and politics are elaborated.

with:

  • Susa Pop Public  Art Lab
  • Stefan Keagi Rimini Protokoll
  • Markus Miessen Studio Miessen
  • Tino Sehgal Artist

IN TIMES OF EVENTS
THE PUBLIC AND CITIZENS, PUBLICNESS AND PARTICIPATION

Saturday 30.08.2014 9:30 AM _ 3:30 PM

Big events are the predominant format of the enjoyment of art. An increasing number of people is fascinated by them, whilst collections and permanent exhibitions in museums often remain empty. At the same time citizens often are favoured material and the very theme of art events. What does this change in the perception of art mean for the public? What was the role of pioneers such as sculpture projects muenster in this and how is the relation of citizens and art carried forward in projects such as EMSCHERKUNST? Will art institutions be abolished in the long term and increasingly be replaced by street art asking us to join in?

with

  • Dr. Christian Saehrendt, Art Historian
  • Marius Babias, Director Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
  • Dr. Brigitte Franzen, Director Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen
  • Katja Aßmann, Artistic Director Urbane Künste Ruhr
  • Melanie Bono, Deputy Director LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

Registration until 20. August 2014 under: @">@, Tickets: 25/12,50€.

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