“Making Another World Possible Conversations Series” presents engaging discussions on topics concerning the Estonian context and the global cultural art scene. Prominent speakers will include international artists, curators, collectors, educators, activists, and other cultural practitioners, shedding critical light on topical issues. All conversations will take place at The Estonian Academy of Arts.
The Conversation Series is programmed as a preamble to the book Making Another World Possible : 10 Creative Time Summits, 10 Global Issues, 100 Art Projects (Routledge, 2019) edited by Corina L. Apostol and Nato Thompson and produced by Creative Time, a landmark publication which takes stock of socially engaged cultural practices dealing with the urgency of contemporary social movements. Complete with a selected timeline of socially engaged art by the collective Chto Delat, the book offers a review of the current state of the field, a dive into ten global issues through commissioned essays, and showcases one hundred inspiring artistic projects from around the world.
On Arts, Politics, and Engagement
Participants: Anders Härm, Dmitry Vilensky (Chto Delat), Hanka Otte, Pascal Gielen
What are some of the landmark events that shaped and guided the practice of socially engaged art of the last decade, including dramatic political changes and far-reaching social movements? What roles has socially engaged art played as part and parcel of art history, as well as everyday socio-cultural geographies?