The Improvisation of Space

Posted on Sep 15, 2021 in / Serial Events / Serial IFIT
Current Stuttgart

ART AND URBAN SPACE – in assembly
Symposium 16.09.2021 / 10 – 7 pm

Project Space / Kunstverein Wagenhalle
Innerer Nordbahnhof 1
70191 Stuttgar

Thurday, 16.09.2021, 11:00 – 13:00 Uhr

LECTURE PERFORMANCE 11:00 – 11:30 Uhr Christopher Dell
The Improvisation of Space 

Discussion – Improvisation and Porosity 11:45 – 13:00 Uhr
Jeanne van Heeswijk, Irene Agrivina Widyaningrum, Barbara Holub, Christopher Dell, Moderation: Gilly Karjevsky 

As an impulse for a new orientation of art in public space the symposium brings together experts from various backgrounds to address questions of a holistic and forward-looking urban design. Thus, we will raise big questions on a small scale and amplify the polyphony of art in connection with architecture and the city. How important is the investigative and critical view of art on changes in the city? What contribution do art and culture make and what role do they play for the expressiveness and resilience of an urban society? How can we pursue a re-orientation of the program ‘Kunst am Bau’ and ‘Kunst im öffentlichen Raum’ (art in public space) to discuss and develop new formats, strategies and schemes? CURRENT understands the artistic examination of the urban as an important resonance space and would like to put new models, formats, strategies, participations and financing structures up for discussion. Over the course of two days, the symposium will devote itself to current and future challenges, demands and potentials of contemporary art practices against the backdrop of a constantly changing urban space—socially, ecologically and politically—with impulse lectures, discussions and working talks.