Speakers: Mieke Bal, Suketu Mehta, Gayatri Sinha, Anne Ring Petersen and Stine Høholt
On 26 October 2012, on the occasion of ARKEN’s exhibition INDIA : ART NOW the museum is holding the one-day conference INDIA! ART ON THE MOVE – Migration & Contemporary Art.
India is one of the countries in the world with the highest rate of migration. 25 million Indians live in more than 100 countries in all the continents. Today, human mobility is taking on more and more complex and dynamic forms and is thus breaking down traditional notions and concepts of home, belonging, cultural identity and cultural memory.
Main issues of the conference:
Contemporary Art Beyond the Local/Global
* What analytical tools should be brought into play when art becomes ‘glocal’?
* How are the cultural effects of migration and globalisation represented in ‘global’ contemporary art?
* How can we develop new curatorial models for showing art from different cultural spheres on the global art scene?
* What kind of discursive and conceptual framework can we work with and what are its potentials and challenges?
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In connection with the conference, ARKEN will publish a theme issue of the research journal ARKEN Bulletin focusing on migration and contemporary art.
The conference is organised by ARKEN Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with Anne Ring Petersen, Associate Professor, dr.phil., PhD, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen.
PARTICIPATION: The conference will take place at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Skovvej 100, 2635 Ishøj, Denmark. ARKEN is located 20 kilometres south of Copenhagen. The conference language will be English.
REGISTRATION: Participation is free of charge, but registration is required by 12 October 2012. Please contact Irene Olsen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 43 57 34 05