Krísis: critical interventions provides an opportunity for artists, curators, academics and the general public – both local and international – to engage in dialogue, reflecting on the complex topography of Nottingham and the UK, the relationship to the art world and how socio-political issues are addressed in both Nottingham and international contexts. Participants will explore the exhibition themes and the artists’ responses and practices which encourage the debate on art as a transformational tool for research on contemporary societal matters.
Participants include: Aida Silvestri (Artist) | Valentine Nkoyo (FGM Mojatu Foundation in Nottingham) | Dave Hewitt (Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum) | Dr Marilena Zaroulia (Winchester University) | Veronika Schuchter (University of Innsbruck) | Lynn Lu (Artist) | Tanja Balac (Artist) | John Clang (Artist) | Tuan Mami (Artist) | Soni Kum (Artist) | Phil Leonard (NTU Centre for Postcolonial Studies) | Collective Creativity (Artist)
Presenters include the international artists involved in Krísis, Nottingham-based activists on refugees and female genital mutilation issues, guest speakers, and Nottingham Trent University lecturers and researchers from the School of Art & Design and School of Arts and Humanities.
Krísis: critical interventions is chaired by Professor Duncan Higgins, NTU School of Art & Design), Dr Roy Smith (NTU School of Arts and Humanities) and Dr Anna Ball (NTU School of Arts and Humanities) in partnership with the curators from Something Human and Nottingham Contemporary.
This event is part of the public programme in association with the exhibition Krísis (Bonington Gallery, 28th October - 9th December). Curated by Something Human and presented in partnership with Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Contemporary.
Krísis is the culmination of the three-year travelling exhibition project MOVE W I T H (OUT), curated by Something Human, which connected artists with site-specific performances and dialogues in Berlin, London, Rome, Venice, Belgrade, Singapore, Budapest, Skopje and Lisbon.