ICA - Sofia

The Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia is a screening site in the global network of sites joining THE 2015 CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT: THE CURRICULUM AT THE BIENNALE ARTE 2015 The summit will be screened live from Teatro alle Tese in Arsenale, on 11.08 and 12.08. 2015 in the ICA-Sofia Gallery from 11:30 to 19:00

Over the course of three days in August 2015, the 7th Creative Time Summit, devoted to expanded notions of “curriculum,” will take place within Okwui Enwezor’s exhibition for la Biennale di Venezia, All the World’s Futures.
Since 2009, the annual Creative Time Summit has operated as a convening, a discussion, and a platform for the intersection of art and politics. La Biennale offers a unique opportunity to gather an international, interdisciplinary community to consider how knowledge is produced and how it comes into contact with civil society. In its original Latin, curriculum signified a course, like the path that one ran around or traversed in a racing chariot. When the term began appearing in seventeenth century Scottish universities, it was used figuratively to mean “a course of study.” Eventually, it signaled that which prepares a person for working, thinking, and participating as a fully developed member of society. When understood as a network of lived experiences, learned actions, and known facts, curriculum speaks of all that this Summit hopes to address. How is knowledge formed within a person and transmitted through time, space, and social relationships? What learning practices reinforce colonialist views, leave out essential narratives of history, or otherwise support dominant power structures? How do new technologies effect the way information is controlled and disseminated? By asking questions such as these, we ultimately reiterate questions that arose from the tremendous hope, passion, and ambition that accompanied many of the key populist movements in the last few years, from the Arab Spring to the revolts in Greece, from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Hong Kong: Who do we—as a world community—want to be, and what forces shape who we are?
Throughout the Summit, conversations on curriculum will examine the social, infrastructural, administrative, and private conditions under which knowledge is produced and intertwined with social contracts. Creative Time commissions, produces, and presents art that engages history, breaks new ground, challenges the status quo, and infiltrates the public realm while engaging millions of people in New York City and across the globe. We are guided by a passionate belief in the power of art to create inspiring personal experiences as well as foster social progress. We privilege artists’ ideas. We get excited about their dreams and respond to them by providing big opportunities to expand their practices and take bold new risks that value process, content, and possibilities.
Introductions: Okwui Enwezor and Nato Thompson 12:00 - 12:30 PM Keynote: Amy Goodman (US) 12:30 - 12:45 AM Performance: Pedro Lasch (US/Mexico) 12:45 - 1:00 PM Break 1:00 - 2:30 PM Section 1: A Curriculum’s Contents “Curriculum’s Content” addresses the fact that a curriculum provides a space in which some things are learned and other things are not. Presentations focus on knowledge that is missing from contemporary curricula and narratives that are obscured by hegemonic power. ● Moderator: TBD ● Charles Gaines (US) ● Emily Jacir (Palestine/Italy) ● Naeem Mohaiemen (US/Bangladesh) ● Akram Zaatari (Lebanon) ! 2:30 - 3:30 PM LUNCH 3:30 - 4:00 PM Keynote: The Future of Education in Afghanistan – Artist Mariam Ghani in conversation with President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani 4:00 - 5:30 PM Section 2: Educational Institution as Form “Educational Institution as Form” looks at the practical and pedagogic implications of artist-initiated educational institutions, which provide an opportunity to consider larger educational structures and methodologies for decentralizing education. ● Moderator: TBD ● Kunlé Adeyemi (Nigeria) ● Marwa Arsanios (Lebanon) ● Marinella Senatore (UK/Italy) ● Tina Sherwell (Palestine) 5:30 - 5:45 PM Break 5:45 - 6:00 PM Short films 6:00 - 6:15 PM Statement: Joshua Wong (Hong Kong) Representing the Hong Kong student activist group, Scholarism 6:15 - 6:45 PM Conversation: Arts Schoolaboratory ! 6:45 - 7:00 PM Closing Statements
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12: DAY 2 11:30 - 11:40 AM
Introduction 11:40 - 11:50 AM Statement: Marco Baravalle of S.a.L.E. Docks (Italy) ! 11:50 - 12:05 PM Field Report from Cuba by Microclima, Vuk Ćosić, and Gediminas Urbonas 12:05 - 12:15 PM Statement: Sandino Bucio Dovalí (Mexico) ! 12:15 - 1:45 PM Section 3: The Geography of Learning “The Geography of Learning” is devoted to the relationship between knowledge systems and geopolitics, studied in contexts ranging from indigenous communities living under foreign governments, to the migrant conditions that yield creolized forms of knowledge. ● Moderator: Mina Setra (Indonesia) ● Teju Cole (US) ● Michael Gerace, ReLocate Kivalina (US) ● Athi Mongezeleli Joja, Gugulective (South Africa) ● Jolene Rickard (US/France/Germany) ● Ánde Somby (Norway) 1:45 - 2:45 PM Lunch 2:45 - 3:15 PM Keynote Achille Mbembe, Philosopher and Political Scientist! 3:15 - 4:45 PM Section 4: The Art of Pedagogy “The Art of Pedagogy,” based on the premise that art can be a form of open inquiry, focuses on artists whose work deploys the innate pedagogic possibilities of artistic practice. ●Moderator: Paul Ramirez Jonas (US/Honduras) ● Beatrice Catanzaro (Jerusalem/Palestine) ● Hope Ginsburg (US) ● Sarat Maharaj (South Africa) ● Cesare Pietroiusti (Italy) ! 4:45 - 5:00 PM Statement: Gregory Shollette on behalf of Gulf Labor 5:00 - 5:15 PM Break 5:15 - 6:45 PM Section 5: Knowledge as Collective Experience “Knowledge as a Collective Experience” looks at how knowledge arises through social relations and shared experiences. Artists and activists in this section discuss how harnessing collective knowledge has informed their communityengaged practices. ● Moderator: Eduardo Maura (Spain) ● Mujeres Creando (Bolivia) ● Simone Leigh (US) ● Farid Rakun, Ruangrupa (Indonesia) ● Eleanor Saitta (Germany) ! 6:45 - 7:00 PM Performance: Pedro Lasch (US/Mexico) ______________________________________________________________________ ICA-Sofia Gallery, 34, Vasil Levski Blvd. (entrance from Ekzarh Yosif St.), Sofia 1504, Bulgaria Working hours: Tuesday – Satureday, 15.00 – 19.00 and by appointment For more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., т. +35928466261, +359 88 7011575


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