Hear from artists, writers and curators in this special event as we look at creative freedom and the politics of global capitalism
In this half-day seminar, we will touch on some of the existing restrictions of creative freedom. This event is an excavation of elements, from financial to legal, that undermine the artistic and therefore political ambitions of today.
In all guises and forms, the relation between intention and actual achievement can be easily thwarted. The accounts from speakers working in contrary, and perhaps even contradictory political contexts, will cover a range of case studies addressing this issue. Censorship can be sometimes obvious; however, it is the more disguised forms of discouragement, unavailability, economic and practical rationing that add up to thwarted ambitions.
By showcasing first-hand experiences, this event hopes to map the political and practical difficulties faced by the artists, writers and curators, and reflect on how to remain active and achieve convincing artistic representation with integrity of message. Gathered accounts will give insight into strategies that we can learn from and carry forward.
Contributions from artist and filmmaker Sarah Beddington, Erin Li (Associate Curator, Tai Kwun Contemporary and Curatorial Fellow, Whitechapel Gallery), artist Goshka Macuga, Marv Recinto (Managing Editor, ArtReview), Elena Sudakova (Director, Pushkin House) and curator and writer Sylwia Serafinowicz, with an introduction by writer and curator Sacha Craddock (President, AICA-UK).
Organised in collaboration with AICA-UK. The International Association of Art Critics (AICA) brings together art professionals from across the globe to foster critical thinking about art. AICA-UK is the British section of AICA International
Details on how to access this event will be confirmed upon registration. Please check your junk folders if you haven't received an email from TPG staff confirming your place.