Lecture at the symposium ‘Art as a Public Issue’



BAVO will give a lecture at the symposium ‘Art as a ‘Public’ Issue’ which will take place Friday 7 November, from 10.15 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at The Goethe Institute, London. The other main speakers are Chantal Mouffe and Simon Skeikh.

This one-day symposium celebrates the launch of the publication of Open 14 (an anthological publication examining how art and its institutions inform notions of public space and contains a diversity of texts that tackle the impact of globalization on the public role of art), by examining how art and its institutions inform notions of public space. Organised by Situations, University of the West of England, Bristol in partnership with SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space), Amsterdam and the Serpentine Gallery, London, this symposium brings together an international panel of writers, curators and artists to consider the interrelations of place-based practice and how ideas of ‘publicness’ are explored in art, its institutions and its audiences.


10.15 -10.45 Tea/ Coffee registration

10.45 -11.00 Welcome by Sally Tallant, Head of Programmes, Serpentine Gallery
and Jorinde Seijdel, editor in chief of Open

11.00 Brief introduction by Moderator Dr. Paul O’Neill, Situations

11.10 Simon Sheikh Presentation
‘Publics and Post-Publics The Production of the Social’

11.40 Response to Simon Sheikh by Freee (Dave Beech, Mel Jordan and Andy Hewitt)

12.00 Audience Q+A (moderator PON)

12.20 BAVO Presentation ‘How Much Politics Can Art Take?’

12.45 Sally Tallant in conversation with BAVO

1.15 Audience Q + A (moderator PON)

1.30-2.15 Lunch

2.30 Chantal Mouffe Presentation ‘Art and Democracy Art as an Agonistic Intervention in Public Space’

3pm Response to Chantal Mouffe by Dr. Mick Wilson

3.25 Audience Q + A (moderator PON)

4.00 – 4.20 Mark Hutchinson Observer’s Response to the day

4.30pm Close

Categories: Art

Type: News