[artinfo] Cultural Diplomacy seminar - CFP / Kulturalis diplomacia - felhivas reszvetelre a tranzit juniusi szabadiskolajan

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Tue May 3 16:05:36 CEST 2016

Cartography of Artist Solidarity – Narratives and Ghosts from the
International Art Exhibition for Palestine, 1978
Opening: June 2, 2016, 18:00
Curators: Kristine Khouri and Rasha Salti

Free School for Art Theory and Practice: Cultural Diplomacy and
Self-Organized Solidarity Movements
June 3-4, 2016
Apply to participate till 27th of May: applications at tranzitinfo.hu

Cartography of Artist Solidarity is an archival and documentary
exhibition that begins with an excavation of the story of the
International Art Exhibition for Palestine (Beirut, 1978) and proposes
a speculative history of politically engaged artistic and museographic
practices in the milieu of the international anti-imperialist
solidarity movement of the 1970s. A selection from the previous
editions of “Past Disquiet: Narratives and Ghosts from the
International Art Exhibition for Palestine, 1978” (exhibited at the
MACBA, Barcelona, 2015 and the HKW, Berlin, 2016) will be on view at
tranzit .hu. In addition, Cartography of Artist Solidarity proposes to
revisit the intersecting roles of cultural diplomacy, grassroots
international solidarity actions, and artists roles in the 1970s and
1980s in Hungary.

The seminar Cultural Diplomacy and Self-Organized Solidarity Movements
will be led by Kristine Khouri and Rasha Salti, with contributions
from Bojana Piskur (curator, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana), invited
local researchers and the participants. Discussions will explore the
following questions: How did cultural events function as diplomatic
tools? How were cultural actors related to solidarity movements and
what regime of relationships (whether official or not) was possible
between artists and cultural protagonists in different countries of
the Eastern bloc? The seminar will also discuss the complicated and
sometimes turbulent history of the confluence of international
solidarity, progressive leftist dissent, and neo-avant-garde artistic

If you would like to participate in the seminar please send a 100-word
description of a case study you would like to present and a 100-word
bio by 27th of May to applications at tranzitinfo.hu.


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