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Symposium ‘Framing Artistic Practice’

Friday 20 April 2018
The Hague

Location: Parts Project, Toussaintkade 49 & Royal Academy of Art (auditorium), Prinsessegracht 4, The Hague

This event is free of charge but please RSVP for tickets including lunch via info@partsproject.nl

A varied and interactive symposium programme aims to reflect on different ways of interpreting and framing artistic practice and production. This event accompanies the exhibition ‘Personal Pop’ and takes the case of the artist Shah Jahan Miah (b. 1976 in Bangladesh – d. 2015 UK) as a lens to address topical questions such as:

  • What relationships can be imagined between personal and artistic freedom on the one hand and social engagement and responsibility on the other?
  • How can an artist navigate between a multiplicity of identities, e.g. gender, psychological, political, spiritual and cultural?
  • What are the pros and cons of explicit (art) historical references in one’s practice? How do artists write themselves into histories of art?

The day will start at the exhibition venue with short introductions into various aspects of Shah Jahan’s life and work. The afternoon programme at the Royal Academy of Art is structured around his main sources of inspiration, which will in their turn provide the starting point  to discuss broader themes.

Time schedule:

Programme starts at Parts Project, Toussaintkade 49, The Hague.
10:00     - 10:30  Registration and coffee/tea
10:30     - 10:35  Welcome
10:35     - 10:55  Josep Turro Bassols, friend and patron
10:55     - 11:15 Judith de Bruijn, art historian
11:15     - 11:25  Video message by Nathaniel Mellors, artist
11:25     - 11:40  Bert Frings, artist
11:40     - 11:45  Letter from Sara Sejin Chang van der Heide, artist
11:45     - 12:00  Q & A                   
From 12:00 Lunch at Parts Project & Travel to Royal Academy of Art

Programme continues at Auditorium, Royal Academy of Art, Prinsessegracht 4, The Hague.
13:15     - 13:20  Introduction  
13:25     - 14:00  Talk by Shelley Sacks, social sculpture practitioner, followed by Q & A (via Skype)
14:00     - 14:30  Workshop I moderated by Ludmila Rodrigues, Royal Academy of Art
14:30     - 15:05  Talk by Mustafa Maluka, artist and cultural analyst, followed by Q & A
15:05     - 15:35  Workshop II moderated Dominic van den Boogerd, De Ateliers
15:35     - 16:00  Coffee/tea & Screening of video Shah Jahan
16:00     - 16:35  Talk by Thijs Witty, tutor for theory and writing, followed by Q & A
16:35     - 17:05  Workshop III moderated by Kitty Zijlmans, Leiden University
17:05     - 17:30  Student presentations in response to Call for Papers
17:30     - 18:00  Concluding panel discussion, amongst others: Rob Birza, artist, and Arno van Roosmalen, director Stroom
18:00     - 18:30  Drinks

For detailed programme, please see the following links Parts Project and KABK.

For tickets including lunch

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