During the exhibition, artists and thinkers will create a forum for debate and discussion on the state of Europe today and the place of art and culture in our disorientated continent, caught in the midst of a severe identity crisis.
-May 22, 5-6 PM, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Ely House: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, in conversation with novelist Adam Thirlwell about literature as a multilingual art form, créolisation, portable Europes, and the construction of multiple identities. In partnership with ArtReview
Further discussions about Art, Europe and Democracy will take place on May 23 at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Ely House:
-May 23, 12 PM: Tancrede Hertzog and Leopold Legros (United Artists for Europe curators) with Artagon founders, Keimis Henni and Anna Labouze about their project, The Artagon Museum for young European artists and new ways of supporting emerging artists.
-May 23, 1 PM: "How digital art could impact the politics of big data and artificial intelligence" with Sarah Meyohas (digital artist) and Sophie Wiesenfeld (Hexagon Society president and United Artits for Europe organiser).
-May 23, 2 PM : João Correia, Brazilian art expert, Founder and Director of Collezionista Art Consultancy, which supports the research and understanding of Pixo, a social and activist art movement practiced by an estimated of 10,000 marginalised youth in the main cities of Brazil.
-May 23, 3 PM: Shezad Dawood (participating United Artists for Europe artist) and Jonathan McAloon (The Guardian) in discussion about the art world response to the current political climate in Europe.
"In the current century, artists, curators and gallerists have gained visibility and mediatic power as never seen before. What do we make of all this influence we supposedly do have? We should get together, raise funds and awareness for the causes that deserve so.Europa unita at the moment must be our first priority."