What are the power relations between art, activism and the institutions of mainstream art? Who ultimately benefits from this relationship?
Part 1: Sat 3 Oct 11.30am
As a convergence’ of partners arrive in the galleries, PLATFORM and their invited collaborators, along with Arnolfini and other invited speakers, discuss the critical issues around what it really means to use the spaces of art for activism.
Part 2: Thu 26 Nov 11.00am – 6.00pm
This one-day symposium will examine critical questions raised by presenting the PLATFORM project at Arnolfini, and discuss the relationship between art, activism and public funding. Presentations from critics, theorists, activists and artists, including Franco Berardi (Bifo).