Livestreamed on this page Thursdays and Fridays, 15 October to 13 November 2020.

Thursday 15 October to Friday 13 November

ArtsLink Assembly: Radical Hospitality

Resilience and thriving strategies for 2020 and beyond.

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Thursday 15 October to Friday 13 November

The ArtsLink Assembly convened artists, thinkers, organizations, and activists to explore resilience and thriving strategies for art and artists in the (post)-pandemic world in a series of online events and discussions livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at Thursday and Fridays, 15 October to 13 November 2020.

This year, we focus on the current need to re-imagine how we connect with and support our fellow citizens across neighborhoods, countries, and continents. The upheavals of the pandemic have brought this need to the fore. How can artists help us to think and act beyond walls and borders? What actions can we take individually and collectively, nationally and transnationally to welcome and support each other? What can radical hospitality look like and how do we practice and promote it?


Livestream Schedule

Inside Out: Art Prospect 2020. How social distancing, Covid, and digital technology are changing our concept of public space.
Thursday 15 October at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 18:00 EEST (Beirut, UTC +3)
Kendal Henry, (Percent for Art Program, NYC) in conversation with international artists commissioned by Art Prospect Festival 2020.

A Miracle or Misunderstanding. Livestream with Q&A.
Friday 16 October at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 18:00 EEST (Beirut, UTC +3)
Viktor Misiano, curator and art theoretician, discusses social practice with artists from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan (In English, though you can register on Zoom to hear it in Russian).

Beirut, the city that is not
Thursday 22 October at 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 18:00 EEST (Beirut, UTC +3)
Omar Rajeh (choreographer, organizer, Beirut) in conversation with Lebanese performance artists.

Friday 23 October at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 18:00 EEST (Beirut, UTC +3)
Reconstruct and build-upon: immediate needs and long-term safeguarding of the cultural sector: Amanda Abi Khalil, independent curator from Beirut moderates a panel on civic and cultural reconstruction.

Letters from the Continent
Thursday 29 October at 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 16:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 17:00 EET (Beirut, UTC +2)
Faustin Linyekula, choreographer/organizer, Congo, in conversation with the artists featured in the film Letters from the Continent: Dorine Mokha, Congo; Qondiswa James, South Africa; Samwel Japhet, Tanzania, and Ambrose Idemudia Joshua, Nigeria.


Faustin Linyekula and Peter Sellars
Friday 30 October at 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 18:00 EET (Beirut, UTC +2)
Faustin Linyekula and Peter Sellars, theater director, USA, in conversation on the future of cultural practice. Livestream with Q&A.

No Borders / Post-Nationalism
Thursday 5 November at 3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 21:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 22:00 EET (Beirut, UTC +2)
Nandita Sharma, Professor of Sociology, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, in conversation with Thomas Nail, philosopher at the University of Denver, curator of the No Borders / Post-Nationalism program. With live Q&A.
Artist and activist Tania Bruguera cannot participate as planned due to internet restrictions in Cuba.

No Borders
Friday 6 November at 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 21:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 22:00 EET (Beirut, UTC +2)
Thomas Nail, philosophy scholar at the University of Denver, Nandita Sharma and Alex Sager, Professor of Philosophy at the Portland State University discuss the “No Borders” principle and the ethics of migration.

Radical Hospitality
Thursday 12 November at 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 18:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 19:00 EET (Beirut, UTC +2)
ArtsLink International Fellows (artists from 10 countries) and US arts organizations who host their residencies share their experience with the new flexible residency model born out of the pandemic.


Friday 13 November at 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m EST (New York, UTC -5) / 18:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 19:00 EET (Beirut, UTC +2)
Networking the Networks: a panel discussion by artist led and independent cultural networks.


We recommend that you register for all ArtsLink Assembly 2020 livestreams. If you want to participate in live Q&A livestreams on Fridays, registration is required and an access link will be emailed to you. Please register and consider making a donation to support CEC ArtsLink in paying all the artists and cultural workers involved in the Assembly 2020.


ArtsLink Assembly Partners and Funders
ArtsLink Assembly 2020 is organized by CEC ArtsLink and supported by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Kirby Family Foundation, and generous individuals.


Image Credit
JR: Migrants, Mayra, Picnic across the border, Tecate, Mexico - U.S.A., 2017 - courtesy of the artist.


About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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