What Practices do We Need?
June 11, 2014, 6 pm
June 11, 2014, 8 – 10 pm
with DJ Pixy
Studená 12, Bratislava
The discussion takes place within the framework of the exhibition The Need for Practice, which concentrates on the necessity of re-thinking the relation between theory and practice, symbolic resistance and direct action, art and activism, and builts on self-organisation viewed as a meaningful practice, that allows for linking individual initiative to common interest, while manitaining diversity and difference.
What Practices do We Need? considers the semantic network of the concept of self-organisation, including notions such as friendship, solidarity, collaboration, the relationship between individual and collective, the production of new forms of knowledge, public space and social imaginary. It examines the perspectives self-organisation can offer as a means of getting closer art, social struggle and political awareness in constructing a livable future.
Anne Szefer Karlsen, curator, currently director of Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen, Norway
Jana Kapelová, artist, cultural activist and journalist, Prague/Bratislava; Szabolcs KissPál, artist, member of Free Artists, Budapest; Michal Moravčik, artist, member of Public Pedestal, Bratislava; Jonas Staal, visual artist, founder of The New World Summit, Rotterdam; Raluca Voinea, curator, co-director of tranzit.ro, Bucharest, editor of idea. arts + society magazine, Cluj.