Within the University of Antwerp, ARIA (Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts) is the point of contact with the Schools of Arts of the Antwerp Association, and supports the development of artistic research. ARIA is qualified for the doctorate in arts and also furthers the contacts between University, Schools of Arts and the artistic world.
ARIA Research Seminar
January 18.2018 - Kunsthal Extra City - Antwerp
Art in revolution - The challenges of art in situations of political repression
with Pascal Gielen
and Sana Yazigi, Sarah Vanhee , Roschanack Shaery-Yazdi, Hakan Topal, Gurur Ertem, Liselotte Sels and others
Initiator: Pascal Gielen
In times of war and repression, artists and intellectuals often become the first victims of political measures. In Syria, Turkey, Russia and China, for example, many of them have been arrested, prosecuted or forced to remain silent. But artists are also very good at developing strategies and tactics to counteract, develop protests and safeguard public voices. Taking Syria and Turkey as a starting point, this seminar will analyse the more general dialogues between art and politics in dramatic human and political conflict conditions. How does authoritarianism actually work and how do artists and intellectuals produce their works in such a context? Can art become a spokesperson for all in such dramatic situations? How do artists become civil actors and what kind of risks do they take? How do they operate in larger frameworks of resistance and what are the limits of such resistance in arts and writings? What’s the value, but also the danger and the price, of such activities?
Gurur Ertem: "Radical Politics, The Arts, and Social Hope"
In collaboration with the Centre for Political History, University of Antwerp, Kunsthal Extra City, Culture Commons Quest Office and Co.Labs Antwerp.
Date: 18 January 2018
Venue: Kunsthal Extra City - Eikelstraat 25-31 - 2600 Berchem
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Organization / co-organization: ARIA - Pascal Gielen
Entrance fee: free
Registration: form on the website
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