ISCP TalkApril 28, 2020, 4–5pm
A Creative and Transformative Approach to the Crisis: Thinking Aloud with Solvej Helweg Ovesen about Contemporary Art on Instagram Live
Curatorial resident Solvej Helweg Ovesen will speak about creative and transformative approaches to the current COVID-19 provoked crisis on Instagram Live.
Tune in through this link, here.
With COVID-19 our lives have decelerated, and the production of goods in many cases has stopped. But during this time—apart from the nurses, doctors, postmen, and other people keeping society running—many artists are twisting their brains, hearts, and hands to make sense of the rapid transformation of societies, communication forms, habitus, illnesses, and sociability. What roles and formats can contemporary art take at this time, what shifts in values and event economies do we experience? What illnesses in our societies are surfacing during this crisis, what and who becomes visible and what and who disappears? Who is distancing from whom? Thinking and speaking with many artists and curators during the last month, it has become clear to Ovesen that the sensibilities of cultural workers are deeply needed for our societies and networks to recover, but also to transform, during and after the crises.
This event is made possible with the financial support of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York.
This program is also supported, in part, by Danish Arts Foundation; Hartfield Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.