Fierce Festival 2019 / Birmingham, UK / 15 – 20 October

One day symposium at Tate Modern. . . Inside/Outside: Materialising the Social, Sat 21 July, 10.30 – 17.40

Great line up of artists, curators and theorists at this one-day symposium in the recently opened Tanks at Tate Modern. There’s also a work in the evening by the much talked about Eddie Peake. Hopefully bump into you there. . .

Museum and me, Liu Ding, 2011 Video installation Image courtesy of Guangdong Times Museum

‘The ritual encounter with an artwork – be it in a museum, gallery, private or public space – has evolved dramatically over the last century: from the contemplation of an object, to immersive installation, performance or participation.

Nicholas Bourriaud’s term ‘relational aesthetics’ referred specifically to work that took social relations as its basic medium. This kind of work usually took place within the walls of the designated art space, and operated in relation to the behavioural rules of that particular mindset (even if working against them). What, then, does it mean when an artist’s work intervenes in the social and political relationships that exist in the real world of everyday life? How can this be brought into the museum, how can it be displayed and how does it relate to the social rituals engendered by the architecture and rules of the specialist space.

Inside/Outside: Materialising the Social will examine the ways in which these codes and boundaries have been tested in the work of a number of different artists in the past decades, and how they have been theorised by key thinkers and writers.

Participants include Leo Asemota, Jelili Atiku, Claire Bishop, Tania Bruguera, Abigail Hunt, Shannon Jackson, Suzanne Lacy, Lin Chi-wei, Little Movements, Mark Miller, Kieren Reed, Alex Schady, Susan Sheddan, Emma Smith and Dorothea von Hantelmann.’

One-day symposium
Tate Modern, The Tanks
Saturday 21 July 2012, 10.30 – 17.40
£20/ £14 concessions
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