ArtPort Tel Aviv is an essential nonprofit institution in our city, it is “the new art arena of The Center for Young Art”. It offers a home, a space and a voice to emerging artists, but most importantly works on promoting Israeli contemporary visual art worldwide.
Today and tomorrow they are hosting one of the most influential international conference in the field of social, political, and activist art : Creative Time. “Over the past four decades, Creative Time has commissioned and presented ambitious public art projects with thousands of artists throughout New York City, across the country, around the world—and now even in outer space. Our work is guided by three core values: art matters, artists’ voices are important in shaping society, and public spaces are places for creative and free expression”*.
The focus of the conference this year is on art, place and dislocation in the 21st century. Their reflection starts with the idea that culture, for the best or for the worst, has an impact on the construction and the shaping of contemporary entities and mostly cities. In order to examined the influence of culture on a city, they questioned the involvement of architects, artists, city planner, philanthropist and entrepreneurs in urban changes.
Do artists can influence the shaping and the building of our environment? Do artists can produce a change on urban systems? All theses questions will be debated at the conference that will be hosted by Vardit Gross and Maayan Shelef.
The conference will be screened live, and will be accompanied by a Q&A, meetings, talks and musical performance by Netta Wiener and Luna Abu Nasr.
When | October 25 & 26
Where | Artport :55, Ben Zvi Road, Tel Aviv
For the complete schedule of the summit click here.