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New York, New York, USA
Wednesday 13 November 2019

ArtsLink Assembly 2019: Global Warning—Artists and the Anthropocene

The first full ArtsLink Assembly in New York City organized and produced by CEC ArtsLink.

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Wednesday 13 November 2019

CEC ArtsLink launched their first full ArtsLink Assembly in New York City entitled Global Warning—Artists and the Anthropocene livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Wednesday 13 November 2019 at 11 a.m. EST (New York) / 16:00 UTC +0 (London) / 17:00 UTC +1 (Berlin) / 18:00 UTC +2 (Bucharest) / 19:00 UTC +3 (Moscow). Use #ArtsLinkAssembly and #SocialPractice in social media.

CEC ArtsLink launches the first full ArtsLink Assembly, a professional and public forum for sharing current practices, ideas, approaches and issues around international cultural mobility and development.

ArtsLink Assembly advocates for local and international engagement, offers challenging examples, explores significant questions, and proposes new thinking. Most of all, ArtsLink Assembly seeks to inspire us all to renewed energy and action. How can we all better support local and international artists in their vital work on the frontlines of social change?

Issues focus on ecology, social inequality, cultural mobility, rising nationalism, forced migration, and cultural reconstruction.

Supported through a new partnership with Baruch College (CUNY), the ArtsLink Assembly 2019 convenes on Wednesday 13 November 2019 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, at the conclusion of the ArtsLink International Fellows 2019 residencies across the US.

The Assembly provides a profoundly needed public platform for broader dialogue, exploration and advocacy around notions of internationalism, cultural citizenship and the role artists play in fostering an open and civil society.

Speakers include leading artists in the field of social practice and key figures in cultural policy, philanthropy, and social justice featuring:

  • Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, USA
  • Mike de Seve, President, Baboon Animation, NYC
  • Forensic Architecture, UK
  • Shahpour Pouyan, Iran/USA
  • Jonathan Slaght, Wildlife Conservation Fund, Russia and N.E. Asia
  • Michelle Coffey, Lambent Foundation, USA
  • Khaled Barakeh, Syria/Germany
  • Frances Negron-Muntaner & Sarabel Santos Negron, Puerto Rico/USA
  • Geoff Trenchard, New Sanctuary Coalition, USA
  • Thomas Nail, author of Theory of the Border, University of Denver, USA

The ArtsLink Fellows 2019 from Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Moldova, Palestine, Russia, and Ukraine will share their practice and perspectives with their peers and ArtsLink Alumni, as well as dialogue with cultural institutions, foundations, and NGO’s around the value and impact of international cultural exchange programs.

Due to technical difficulties, some music cues may overlap with speakers' audio.

11:00 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5)
Morning Session

Welcome/Land Acknowledgement: Hadrien Coumans, Co-Director, Lenape Center, NYC
Welcome/Context: Simon Dove, Executive Director, CEC ArtsLink, NYC
Amy Goodman, Host and Executive Producer, Democracy Now!, New York City
Martyna Marciniak, Researcher, Forensic Architecture, University of London, UK, via video link
Selma Banich, ArtsLink International Fellow, Croatia, and Megha Ralapati, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL
Noura Murad, Artistic Director, Leish Troupe, Damascus, Syria, via video-link
Ivana Ivkovic, ArtsLink International Fellow, Croatia
Mike de Seve, President, Baboon Animation, NYC
Slava Ptrk, ArtsLink International Fellow, Russia
Khaled Barakeh, artist and activist, Syria/Germany
Ada Mukhina, ArtsLink International Fellow, Russia
Frances Negron-Muntaner, filmmaker, & Sarabel Santos Negron, artist, Puerto Rico/USA
Sasha Kurmaz, ArtsLink International Fellow, Ukraine
Marianna Dobkowska, Curator, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
Maija Rudovska, ArtsLink International Fellow, Latvia
Rusanda Curca, ArtsLink International Fellow, Moldova
Kateryna Rusetska, ArtsLink International Fellow, Ukraine

1:10 - 2:10 p.m.

2:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5)
Afternoon Session

CEC ArtsLink's publication launch! A Miracle or Misunderstanding: Socially Engaged Practices in the Art Prospect Network Countries. Field reports from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan: Susan Katz, Program Director, CEC ArtsLink, St. Petersburg, Russia
Artem Loskutov, artist, Moscow/Novosibirsk, Russia
Jonathan Slaght, Wildlife Conservation Society, Russia and N.E. Asia
Amanda Abi Khalil, independent curator, Lebanon, Soros Arts Fellow 2019
Fatin Zaqtan, ArtsLink International Fellow, Palestine, and Eriola Pira, Vera List Center for Arts and Politics, New School, NYC
Thomas Nail, author and Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Denver, CO. Presentation on Migrant Climate in the Kinocene

3:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5)

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) 
International Artist Mobility and the Future of US Civil Society: Panel discussion with Michelle Coffey, Lambent Foundation, NYC; Matthew Covey, TAMIZDAT, NYC; Barbara Lanciers, Trust for Mutual Understanding, NYC; Sunny Jain, composer, drummer and dhol player, NYC; and Kim Chan, National Sawdust, NYC.

4:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5)
Q&A session moderated by Barbara Lanciers and Michelle Coffey

5:00 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5)
Thanks: all ArtsLink International Fellows 2019

About HowlRound TV

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