A two-day, international conference in Amsterdam about participatory art in education and culture. With keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and open space technology sessions, Living as Form brings together international and national initiatives to share good practice and facilitates a dialogue between the cultural and the educational sector. The conference is aimed at artists, curators, producers, community and institutional leaders, teachers, researchers and critics, from the Netherlands and internationally
Featuring Renzo Martens, Patricia Kaersenhout, Pier Luigi Sacco, Julian Klein, Anke Bangma — and you!
The conference is being held across three venues,
Doopsgezinde Kerk, Singel 452,
Amsterdam Castrum Peregrini, Herengracht 401,
Amsterdam Goethe Institut, Herengracht 470, Amsterdam.
Nato Thompson, from whom the title of this conference is borrowed, asks whether it is time at the beginning of the 21st century to return Duchamps urinal from the museum to the real world. Art keeps engaging with life, trying to find new forms of expression and impact. What is the artistic form of life today, or should we rather talk about art as resistance? And how does education prepare the artists of the future for their role in these new realities? The conference Living as Form will critically discuss the embeddedness of participatory practice in an international framework that has rapidly changed in the last two years.
Start: Thursday, 26 October 2017, 12:00 hrs.
End: Friday 27 October 2017, 18:00 hrs.
Fee: The registration fee will cover catering on both days as well as conference material. Regular: 25 euro per day /Two-day combi ticket 40 euros. Students: 15 euro per day / two-day combi ticket 25 euros.