Arts & Globalization Conference

Øksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
26 May 2015 - 28 May 2015

Arts & Globalization Conference

The first Arts & Globalization Conference takes place from May 26-28, 2015 in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Western canons in the art history have come to an end. A global, contemporary art of diverse origins has taken its place. What are the implications for curators, artists and museums? Who are the new auteurs? What is cultural translation in the arts?

The conference Arts & Globalization – Achieving Intercultural Dialogue Through the Arts aims to engage with the complexities of the new status of arts and visuality in contemporary art practice and art theory in the context of “globalization”. It will address the complex interplay between cultural policy making, art curation and art production.

This is the first conference of its kind taking place in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark. The purpose of the conference is to create an artistic and intellectual platform for the different stakeholders of the arts and to create an international and interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the different positions in the arts today.

The conference is also intended to be a platform that can generate new artistic and curatorial ideas and new international networks, collaborations and friendships.

This year´s theme ”Achieving Intercultural Dialogue Through The Arts” is inspired by the UNESCO “Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions”.

The program will present leading and emerging curators, artists, cultural communicators and policy makers from across the world who can show us best practices on how to enhance intercultural dialogue through the arts.

The conference is intended as an international meeting place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the discussion of interculture and the arts with cultural policy making and the global society. You will meet experts and learn about best practices in intercultural collective making, global curatorial movements and participatory strategy, site-specific art and community art.

Focusing on the paradigms of identity, alterity, memory, locality and interculturality, as well as on new ways of understanding the political, ecological, technological, economical and scientific dimensions of the current age, the conference seeks to locate links between theoretical concepts and innovative work methodologies.

The conference format has a strong focus on dialogue and participation. You will be invited to participate in exciting dialogues with arts professionals and there will be live performance art, roundtable discussions, workshops, an art party, guided tours and exhibitions.

The conference will focus on 3 sub-themes:

DAY 1: The Curatorial Strategies and Methods in the Age of Globalization. What can we learn from leading curators working with interculture and globalization (with focus on best practices)?
DAY 2: The Artistic Method and Practice in Multicultural Societies. The artwork as dialogue, collaborative making and participatory strategies in the age of globalization (with focus on best practices).
DAY 3: Cultural Policy Making. How to address the role of intercultural dialogue in cultural policy making in Europe and around the world (focus on the implementations process of UNESCO’s ”Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions”).



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