LONDON: MAY 4 – 26
VENICE: MAY 10 – 12
MARGATE: JUNE 17
FOLKESTONE: SEPT 23
Venice Agendas 2017: The Contract is a programme of events including an exhibition, a publication, talks and performances in London, Venice, Margate and Folkestone.
The theme of this edition, The Contract, is particularly relevant both politically and socially. Contracts, whether written or spoken, are promises and agreements that we make with each other, within our communities and across society in general.
The project brings together artists and professionals to share and discuss what a contract means to them, their experiences of relationships governed or suggested by contracts and what might be anticipated or expected in the context of contemporary visual arts and current world events, including the UK Brexit decision.
DACS 33 Old Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6AA
Hours: Monday–Friday 10am–5pm
The project launches at DACS with the exhibition The Contract curated by Gilane Tawadros, including works by Keith Arnatt, Hollis Frampton, Hew Locke, Donald Rodney, Monica Ross and Carey Young.
A newspaper publication includes written and creative contributions from artists including Jon Adams, Maria Thereza Alves, Michael Armitage, Jordan Baseman, Anne Bean, Gayle Chong Kwan, Jimmie Durham, Yara El- Sherbini, Tony Heaton, Hew Locke, Melanie Manchot, Hayley Newman, Tatsumi Orimoto, Terry Smith, Richard Wilson and Carey Young.
Thursday 11 May 2017
Scuola dei Calegheri, Campo San Toma, Venice
A breakfast discussion The Cost of Free Speech, followed by:
Act of Memory – Venice/Venice Agendas
You are invited to participate in the recitation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as part of Monica Ross’ work Act of Memory.
Eventbrite registration here.
POP-UP PERFORMANCES VENICE
Pop-up live art performances May 10–12
Young In Hong invites participation in her performance work, Echoes, accompanying her original soundtrack through the preview days of the Venice Biennale. Further information here.
Gayle Chong Kwan requests public contributions to her new work Artist + Partum = on Thursday, May 11 at 7pm in Campo Santa Margherita, Dorsoduro, Venice and on Friday, May 12 at 12pm along Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, Castello, Venice.
Tatsumi Orimoto invites participation in his performance work, Dressing up as Mama and Carrying Cinema, audiences are invited to have an intimate audience through the preview days of the Venice Biennale. Getting lost daily between Piazza San Marco, Venice and the Giardini, Castello, Venice and live streamed from 12pm on Periscope: @waughoffice.
Further events are planned for Turner Contemporary, Margate (Saturday 17 June 2017) and Folkestone (Saturday 23 September 2017) including further performances of Acts of Memory, and new commissioned performances and projects.
Venice Agendas 2017: The Contract is financially supported by DACS, Turner Contemporary, Shape Arts, the Creative Foundation, The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust and The National Lottery through Arts Council England.
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