Culture and conflict – art and activism

Faced with entrenched fault lines of opinion, belief and practice, artists are often uniquely able to carve out an alternative space for reflection, imagination and discussion.

The culture and conflict panel will explore art as activism towards social change and conflict transformation. The session is designed to challenge received wisdom, to provoke fresh ideas, and to inspire deeper collaboration between artists, academics, and practitioners.

Following a keynote “provocation” by renowned Cuban installation and performance artist, Tania Bruguera, around the concept of ARTIVISM, the panel shares opportunities on ongoing projects, best practices, and opinions around art as a tool for peacemaking and the artist as agitator and changemaker.

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