Join Create and partners Crawford Art Gallery (Cork), Counterpoints Arts (London), Cork City Arts Office and Heart of Glass (St Helens) for Create’s 2019 Networking Day for Collaborative Arts.
Where: Millenium Hall, Cork City Centre
When: 26th September 2019
Please visit the Event page (below) for full programme and booking information
*Please note that this event is now fully booked. We are operating a wait-list*
We invite you to a day of exchange and learning about artists’ practices, which operate in the spaces between socially engaged arts, pedagogy, and politics, in order to activate, stimulate, critique, and make change. The Networking Day promises to open up a space for us all to ask a shared and urgent question: how can collaborative forms of arts practice – engaging with the embodied experiences and knowledge of citizens – initiate and implement real civic agency and significant momentum for social change?
We will begin the day looking at the institution as commissioner, with a central focus on world-renowned socially engaged artist Tania Bruguera’s work on the Tate Modern Turbine Hall Hyundai Commission. Bruguera will be joined by Dr. Cara Courage, Head of Tate Exchange; Jane Wells, Programme Manager of Tate Exchange, and several Tate Neighbours. This session will be chaired by Áine O Brien, Co-Director Counterpoints Arts.
Working closely with the Crawford Art Gallery and Cork City Arts Office, we are delighted to offer a number of afternoon breakout sessions, which reflect current collaborative initiatives and artists’ practices in Cork and the wider region. (Visit the event page for full info on breakout sessions)
Later in the afternoon, guest speakers will turn to the concept of citizens as commissioners. In the second panel of the day, chaired by Patrick Fox, Director of Heart of Glass, Sören Meschede, curator and coordinator of Concomitentes, Spain and artists Mark Storor and Linda Curtin of the per cent for art project I Can Colour Between the Lines But I Choose Not To in Knocknaheny Cork will explore community-based commissioning and the politics of place. They will be joined by Kath Gorman, Head of Participation and Engagement for Cork Midsummer Festival.
In the context of the Decade of Commemorations and how Ireland’s struggle for independence played out very vividly in Cork, it seems fitting that we close the day with a discussion about the notion of commemoration and the symbolic role of public art. To this end, we will be joined by Hammad Nassar, former Director of the Stuart Hall Foundation, current Paul Mellon Research Fellow and initiator of Let Our Statues Speak project, to reflect on questions of memory and whose history gets written in or out of the urban fabric in broader processes of commemoration.
The day will conclude with a reception to mark the launch of the new Create Strategy 2020-2024.