Krísis: critical interventions

Krísis: critical interventions is a one-day symposium that brings the international network of artistic practices and narratives from the Krísis exhibition and public programme into a day of talks, presentations and performative lectures.

It 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 an 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.

Presenters include: Professor Duncan Higgins, Dr Roy Smith and Dr Anna Ball (NTU College of Arts and Science, School of Arts and Humanities, History, Languages and International Studies) | Something Human curators (Alessandra Cianetti and Annie Jael Kwan) |  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)

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.

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This event is part of the public programme in association with the exhibition Krísis. Curated by Something Human and presented in partnership with Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Contemporary.

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