Talking Change – Towards a Sustainable Art World

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Talking Change is a conference organised by Signe Vad and Nanna Gro Henningsen from the Syndicate of Creatures as part of our Creative Europe Project, Artist-Run Network Europe. The conference will take place during, and in partnership with, the inaugural Juxtapose Art Fair in Aarhus, and will focus on new ways of living and working in the artist-run sector.

A panel of invited guests will engage each other and the audience in conversations based on experience and know-how to develop organisational skills, resources and sustainability. We are gathering to share concrete ideas to utopian perspectives on how we can develop our thinking and artistic practice for the uncertain future ahead. The invited guests are Rikke Luther (DK), Anna Ganslandt (SE), Scott William Raby (US), Andreas Führer (DK), Jet Pascua (PH/SE) and Anna Walther (DK), with a keynote by Åsa Sonjasdotter (SE).

As part of this international gathering of artist-run initiatives, Jet Pascua from Small Projects in Norway will curate an exhibition by the artists participating in the Artist-Run Network Europe project. Ormston House team members, Chris Boland and Caimin Walsh, will present their work in the exhibition at Godsbanen, a former freight train station renovated into a cultural production centre in the heart of the city. Image: detail from a series of drawings by Chris Boland, courtesy of the artist.

Artist-Run Network Europe is a cooperations project by seven artist-run initiatives, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The project will host a range of activities including exhibitions, conferences, workshops and lectures to strengthen the artist-run sector in Europe. The partners will co-create an information framework for art professionals and art students through the Artist-Run Resource Centre, a new collaborative online platform. The participation of Ormston House is led by Niamh Brown, and co-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, and Limerick City and County Council.

You can find out more about Talking Change and Juxtapose Art Fair here.

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