Thursday, 23 July, 7:30 pm (CEST / Berlin), 6:30 pm (BST / London, Liverpool)
This reading and discussion group is to share thoughts and work through ideas raised in the essay Implications of Institutions – exploring art and creativity beyond market and state, together with its author Jon Davies.
We are curious to hear your reactions, thoughts that are sparked by the text, and your deliberations on the various outlined questions that challenge art institutions and the role and organization of art and creative work in that context – in light of the Coronavirus and the Black Lives Matter movement. Through exchange, we hope to all learn from each others perspectives, and to share thoughts on how to move on from here as creative individuals and communities.
The essay is written in a UK context – How do you see the situation in other localities where you may be residing currently? What is left of society outside the state and according neoliberal agendas – and can art be a way to reimagine our lives in an „outside“ space? Which ways do you see for organizing ourselves as creative and interdependent communities? How do we want to take responsibility for a world that is not based on the exploitation of some for the well-being of others? Do we aim to change the institutions or abolish them altogether – and then what next?
We’d like to keep the discussion quite open to what participants would like to share and bring in – so the list of questions is definitely open for your additions, related to Jon’s essay.
All participants should have read the essay before the meeting.