ARTIST'S MOBILITY | aspiration or reality

The European Council of Artists (ECA) is holding its Annual Conference in Dublin from Fri 7 to Sat 8 Nov 2008, hosted by Visual Artists Ireland. The ECA is an umbrella body composed of interdisciplinary artists' councils and artists' organisations from 25 European countries. One of its main events each year is its Annual Conference which brings together artists and their representatives, cultural operators, politicians and MEP’s with particular interests in culture along with representatives from national and European institutions. This years conference includes papers on the following topics: artistic freedom in a globalised world, the European Arrest Warrant, borders, visa issues & cultural diversity, and the role of the European Parliament in the promotion of artists' mobility.

The following 6 highly regarded international speakers will present and discuss on the topic of artists mobility:

Eva Lichtenberger, MEP, Austria
Maria Badia i Cutchet, MEP, Spain
Lolita Jablonskiene, Chief curator National Gallery of Art, Lithuania, and ambassador of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue
Pauline Hadaway, director of Belfast Exposed, Northern Ireland
Ole Reitov, Freemuse - Freedom of Musical Expression, Denmark
Helena Drnovšek Zorko, Division of International Cultural Relations, Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The conference fee is 50 euro for individuals or 90 euro per person for participants from an institution or organisation. The fee includes conference materials, reception on Friday and lunch on Saturday.

An event celebrating the 10th edition of Printed Project 'The Art of Living with Strangers' will launch the conference, at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Fownes Street Entrance, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Fri 7 Nov 2008 6pm.

'The Art of Living with Strangers' curated / edited by Lolita Jablonskiene is based around the experience of the immigrant within their adopted environment and is indebted to the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman's assertions that inhabitants of the contemporary city are -- "permanent strangers," and that cohabitation, according to Bauman, is "an art which, like all arts, requires study and exercise". Moreover, Lolita Jablonskiene describes her edition of Printed Project "as a workshop - constructed in the spirit of Alexander Rodchenko's Workers' Club -- offering socio-political enlightenment, a platform for debate, and a space for the renewal of our energy at the end of a long working day".

Curator / Editor
Lolita Jablonskiene (PhD) is an art critic and curator based in Vilnius. In 2002 she was appointed chief curator of the National Gallery. Jablonskiene is currently writing a book on the development of contemporary art practices in Lithuania during the 1990s.

Contributors
Lolita Jablonskiene, Zygmunt Bauman, Flash Bar, Brendan Earley, Steven Flusty, Sam Ely & Sam Ely & Lynn Harris, Lukasz Piotr Galecki, Tessa Giblin, Daniel Jewesbury, Jesse Jones, Danius Kesminas, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Nikos Papastergiadis, Paulina Egle Pukyte, Simon Rees, Société Réaliste, Apolonija Sustersic, Sarah Tuck, What is to be done? / Chto delat, Pavel Braila.

Printed Project
Printed Project gathers and presents thought and opinion on issues and arguments that enliven dialogue and debate on art and the wider culture of our present day. Each edition of Printed Project is produced by a specially selected and invited Curator / Editor. This invitation is made in what we hope are the most open of terms - we are prepared to be flexible, patient and ready for surprise in pursuing this experiment. Previous Curator / Editors have included: Anton Vidokle & Tirdad Zolghadr, James Elkins, Saskia Bos, Kim Levin and Les Levine.
ARTIST'S MOBILITY | aspiration or reality


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