Keeping it open - A dialogue about artistic residency formats

  • Tue 30.01.24 19 h

Free admission

The event will be held in English.

Location: 
WerkStadt
Viktoriastraße 5
45327 Essen

The Institute for Art and Art History at the University of Duisburg-Essen and PACT Zollverein invite you to an exchange on artistic residency formats. Together with media art fellow and director of the Ankara Queer Art Programme Aylime Aslı Demir (Ankara, TR), Thomas Lehmen from Kunsthaus Mitte (Oberhausen, DE) and Hanitra Wagner (Akademie der Künste der Welt Köln, residency programmes), we will talk about the possibilities and limits of (international) residency programmes, their particularities and histories.

Interplaying between local positioning and global responsibility, residency programmes attempt to share resources such as time, space and financial means in a sustainable and fair way. As a temporary, exceptional situation, residencies in particular offer intensively used time as well as permitted breaks. What role do hosts play in creating places of recreation and refuge as well as places of encounter, collaboration and community? When artistic and social practices interlock in residencies, new relationships are created between institutions, residents and regional neighbourhoods. What future residency formats do we need in times that are challenging both our cultural institutions and our social solidarity?

We invite interested people to the WerkStadt to get into dialogue together.

Concept and organisation: Eva Liedtjens (Institute for Art and Art History, University of Duisburg-Essen) & Julia Nitschke (artist, atelier automatique)

Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia as a media art fellowship.

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