The Creative Time Summit is an annual convening for thinkers, dreamers, and doers working at the intersection of art and politics. Functioning as a roving platform, The Summit brings together artists, activists, and other thought leaders engaging with today’s most pressing issues. Presenting a critical range of perspectives, The Summit provides strategies for social change in local and global contexts.
The 10th Creative Time Summit, “Of Homelands and Revolution” will take place in Toronto, Canada from September 28th – 30th, 2017, co-produced with The Power Plant and in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario.
“Of Homelands and Revolution” explores the concept of ‘home’ in its intimate and immense dimensions: considering urgent struggles for sovereign homelands, the violent borders that produce exile, displacement, and refugeeism, and the threats of virulent nationalism(s). At the same time The Summit will keep in sight ‘home’s’ relation to the heart, and the everyday and extraordinary realms of domestic life and hospitality.
The 2017 Summit invites participants to consider the many-layered political and aesthetic understandings of home alongside social movements—revolutionary ones at that—which have sought to summon a broader dream of social justice. Present in both of the Summit’s main thematic threads are ongoing movements led by indigenous peoples across continents and the multiple relations between home, land, culture, and community that they bring to bear.
The Creative Time Summit “Of Homelands and Revolution” is curated by Nato Thompson, Sally Szwed, Gaëtane Verna, and Josh Heuman.
WHO IS CREATIVE TIME?
Over the past four decades, Creative Time has commissioned and presented ambitious public art projects with thousands of artists throughout New York City, across the country, around the world—and now even in outer space. The Creative Time work is guided by three core values: art matters, artists’ voices are important in shaping society, and public spaces are places for creative and free expression. Creative Time is committed to presenting important art for our times and engaging broad audiences that transcend geographic, racial, and socioeconomic barriers.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 – SCHEDULE AT BRUSSELS TIME
4:00 PM // INTRODUCTIONS
Land Acknowledgment : Garry Sault, Ojibway Elder, Storyteller, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
Welcoming Remarks : Gaëtane Verna & Nato Thompson
4:30 PM // SECTION 1: LAND
Beyond extractive capitalism, we may imagine multiple material, social, affective and spiritual relations to “land.” Presenters in this section address themes of colonialist and capitalist accumulation by dispossession; indigenous land epistemologies; environmental justice in a more-than-human world; and questions of refugeeism, hospitality, borders and belonging.
Framer: Wanda Nanibush (Canada) , Huhana Smith (New Zealand), Bouchra Khalili (France/Morocco), Postcommodity (US)
5:30 PM // CONVERSATION
Coco Fusco (US) & Elvira Dyangani Ose (Spain/London)
5:55 PM // SECTION 2: LOVE and LIVING
The realm of everyday practice is a space for resistance. Artists and storytellers in this section speak to the generative power of the “ordinary” and of loving actions and affects. They consider how a radical politics of care; queer forms of kinship and worldmaking; and alternative modes of re-membering, witnessing and healing embody decolonial praxis.
Framer: Syrus Marcus Ware (Canada), Kent Monkman (Canada) , Wael Shawky (Egypt), Crack Rodriguez (El Salvador), Máret Ánne Sara (Norway)
8:45 PM // KEYNOTE
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (India/US)
9:15 PM // STATEMENT: STANDING ROCK
Cannupa Hanska Luger (US)
9:25 PM // SECTION 3: LABOR
Precarity is a defining feature of late capitalism. Presenters in this section speak to the conditions of urban and rural marginality, austerity politics, anticapitalist organizing and emergent modes of assembling, solidarity and collectivity.
Framer: Carlos Marentes (US), Carol Condé and Carl Beveridge (Canada), María Magdalena Campos-Pons (Cuba), Tings Chak (Canada)
10:25 PM // BREAK
10:40 PM // PERFORMANCE
Allora and Cazadilla (US/Puerto Rico)
10:55 PM // STATEMENT: TURKEY
Vasif Kortun (Turkey)
11:05 PM // CONVERSATION
Chto Delat (Russia) , Nato Thompson (US)
11:25 PM // SECTION 4: LIBERTY
Now is the moment for transnational movements of solidarity, especially in the face of the global turn to the right. Presenters in this section address the politics and aesthetics of revolutionary praxis, the grammars of (neo)coloniality, and the possibilities for anticapitalist organizing, antiracist solidarity, and queer and trans liberation.
Framer: Srećko Horvat (Croatia), Sylvia McAdam (Canada), Nabil al-Raee (Palestine), Kinana Issa (Canada/Syria)
12:35 PM // CLOSING REMARKS
Nasim Asgari (Tehran-born, Toronto-based poet and artist)
The second day consists of a closed session and it is not broadcast able de facto.
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