The Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia is a screening site in the global network of sites joining THE 2015 CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT: THE CURRICULUM AT THE BIENNALE ARTE 2015 The summit will be screened live from Teatro alle Tese in Arsenale, on 11.08 and 12.08. 2015 in the ICA-Sofia Gallery from 11:30 to 19:00
Live Streaming from ICA-Sofia Gallery of THE 2015 CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT: THE CURRICULUM AT THE BIENNALE ARTE 2015
ICA - Sofia
Over the course of three days in August 2015, the 7th Creative Time Summit, devoted to expanded notions of “curriculum,” will take place within Okwui Enwezor’s exhibition for la Biennale di Venezia, All the World’s Futures.
Since 2009, the annual Creative Time Summit has operated as a convening, a discussion, and a platform for the intersection of art and politics. La Biennale offers a unique opportunity to gather an international, interdisciplinary community to consider how knowledge is produced and how it comes into contact with civil society. In its original Latin, curriculum signified a course, like the path that one ran around or traversed in a racing chariot. When the term began appearing in seventeenth century Scottish universities, it was used figuratively to mean “a course of study.” Eventually, it signaled that which prepares a person for working, thinking, and participating as a fully developed member of society. When understood as a network of lived experiences, learned actions, and known facts, curriculum speaks of all that this Summit hopes to address. How is knowledge formed within a person and transmitted through time, space, and social relationships? What learning practices reinforce colonialist views, leave out essential narratives of history, or otherwise support dominant power structures? How do new technologies effect the way information is controlled and disseminated? By asking questions such as these, we ultimately reiterate questions that arose from the tremendous hope, passion, and ambition that accompanied many of the key populist movements in the last few years, from the Arab Spring to the revolts in Greece, from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Hong Kong: Who do we—as a world community—want to be, and what forces shape who we are?
Throughout the Summit, conversations on curriculum will examine the social, infrastructural, administrative, and private conditions under which knowledge is produced and intertwined with social contracts. Creative Time commissions, produces, and presents art that engages history, breaks new ground, challenges the status quo, and infiltrates the public realm while engaging millions of people in New York City and across the globe. We are guided by a passionate belief in the power of art to create inspiring personal experiences as well as foster social progress. We privilege artists’ ideas. We get excited about their dreams and respond to them by providing big opportunities to expand their practices and take bold new risks that value process, content, and possibilities.
SCHEDULE TUESDAY, AUGUST 11: DAY 1 11:30 - 12:00 AM
Introductions: Okwui Enwezor and Nato Thompson 12:00 - 12:30 PM Keynote: Amy Goodman (US) 12:30 - 12:45 AM Performance: Pedro Lasch (US/Mexico) 12:45 - 1:00 PM Break 1:00 - 2:30 PM Section 1: A Curriculum’s Contents “Curriculum’s Content” addresses the fact that a curriculum provides a space in which some things are learned and other things are not. Presentations focus on knowledge that is missing from contemporary curricula and narratives that are obscured by hegemonic power. ● Moderator: TBD ● Charles Gaines (US) ● Emily Jacir (Palestine/Italy) ● Naeem Mohaiemen (US/Bangladesh) ● Akram Zaatari (Lebanon) ! 2:30 - 3:30 PM LUNCH 3:30 - 4:00 PM Keynote: The Future of Education in Afghanistan – Artist Mariam Ghani in conversation with President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani 4:00 - 5:30 PM Section 2: Educational Institution as Form “Educational Institution as Form” looks at the practical and pedagogic implications of artist-initiated educational institutions, which provide an opportunity to consider larger educational structures and methodologies for decentralizing education. ● Moderator: TBD ● Kunlé Adeyemi (Nigeria) ● Marwa Arsanios (Lebanon) ● Marinella Senatore (UK/Italy) ● Tina Sherwell (Palestine) 5:30 - 5:45 PM Break 5:45 - 6:00 PM Short films 6:00 - 6:15 PM Statement: Joshua Wong (Hong Kong) Representing the Hong Kong student activist group, Scholarism 6:15 - 6:45 PM Conversation: Arts Schoolaboratory ! 6:45 - 7:00 PM Closing Statements
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12: DAY 2 11:30 - 11:40 AM