FFF | International Symposium: "On Homelands and the Stateless as the World Tilts Right" / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
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FFF | International Symposium: "On Homelands and the Stateless as the World Tilts Right"

Fast Forward Festival 4


13-14 MAY 2017
Upper Stage
An international symposium co-organized by the Fast Forward Festival and Creative Time that brings together international and Greek delegations of artists, curators, cultural administrators, and organizers to address the challenges facing progressive artists and activist communities under prevailing economic and political conditions.
Free entrance, on a first come first served basis. Reservation is required. The link to reserve your seat will be anounced soon.
Co-organized by The Onassis Cultural Centre and Creative Time (New York), the international symposium, part of the Fast Forward Festival,  "On Homelands and the Stateless as the World Tilts Right" will serve as a discursive platform offering expressions of solidarity, interdependence and resistance in this critical moment.
 
Taking its cue from the Fast Forward Festival’s thematic interest in transcending borderlines, the symposium brings together seven international and Greek delegations of artists, curators, cultural administrators, and organizers to provide geographically diverse, transdisciplinary, on-the ground accounts of political and aesthetic tactics to effectively mobilize in the face of statelessness, virulent nationalisms, and increasingly precarious livelihoods.
 
Athens today is witness to two of the world’s most urgent, and lived, issues. The destruction wrought by the Syrian war has caused thousands to flee to Greece’s shores. At the same time, a strict austerity regime and the resurgence of neoliberalism have caused a multifaceted social crisis. Globally, these events have found terrifying handmaidens in the rise of xenophobia, reactive populism, and waning support for internationalism.  At this critical conjuncture, the "On Homelands and the Stateless as the World Tilts Right" symposium will address the challenges facing progressive artists and activist communities under prevailing economic and political conditions.

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Curated by:
Katia Arfara, Artist Director of Theatre & Dance, Onassis Cultural Centre
Nato Thompson, Artistic Director, Creative Time

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Creative Time, the New York based public arts non-profit, is committed to working with artists on the dialogues, debates and dreams of our time. Creative Time presents the most innovative art in the public realm, providing new platforms to amplify artists voices, including the Creative Time Summit - an international convening at the intersection of art and social justice.
 
Since 1974, Creative Time has produced over 350 groundbreaking public art projects that ignite the imagination, explore ideas that shape society, and engage millions of people around the globe. The non-profit that since its inception has been at the forefront of socially engaged public art seeks to convert the power of artists’ ideas into works that inspire and challenge the public. Creative Time projects stimulate dialogue on timely issues, and initiate a dynamic experience between artists, sites, and audiences.
 
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