Nikolay Oleynikov (Chto Delat) ja Shvemy Cooperative, 2015/2019

Making Another World Possible. Confronting Inequality

room A 501

“Making Another World Possible Conversations Series” presents engaging discussions on topics concerning the Estonian context and the global cultural art scene. Prominent speakers will include international artists, curators, collectors, educators, activists, and other cultural practitioners, shedding critical light on topical issues. All conversations will take place at The Estonian Academy of Arts.

 

The Conversation Series is programmed as a preamble to the book Making Another World Possible : 10 Creative Time Summits, 10 Global Issues, 100 Art Projects (Routledge, 2019) edited by Corina L. Apostol and Nato Thompson and produced by Creative Time, a landmark publication which takes stock of socially engaged cultural practices dealing with the urgency of contemporary social movements. Complete with a selected timeline of socially engaged art by the collective Chto Delat, the book offers a review of the current state of the field, a dive into ten global issues through commissioned essays, and showcases one hundred inspiring artistic projects from around the world.

Confronting Inequality

 

Participants: Kristina Norman, Liina Siib, Núria Güell, Tanja Ostojić

 

How have artists and activist groups formulated strategies for connecting with the experiences of ordinary people and the zeitgeist of present-day protests? Witnessing the dramatic rise of global socio-economic inequality, within nations and between nations, in this conversation we investigate how artists have pushed against powerful institutions and governments. 

 

Kristina Norman is an artist and documentary maker based in Tallinn. Norman uses a research-based approach to examine issues that are deeply immersed in the political contexts of her native Estonia.

 

Liina Siib is known for her photography, video and installation works based on extensive research, archive material, interviews, and collaborations. She teaches Contemporary Art at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

 

Núria Güell uses her artwork for political and social activism, believing that art holds the power to create a more democratic society. Through installation, writing, performance, and video, Güell rethinks the ethics practiced by the large institutions that govern our society and suggests alternative methodologies.

 

Tanja Ostojić is a feminist performance artist. Her work draws inspiration from her own experience as a non-European Union citizen, a traveler, and a female artist. Ostojić has lived in Serbia, Slovenia, France, and Germany, but refuses to claim any particular nationality.