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Independent Art Spaces Forum
Wed 2 December 2015, 09:30 – 17:30 GMT
Jasmine Suite Wednesday 2 December 2015
Forum will run from 9.30-5.30, lunch provided
Dinner and drinks will be served at 6.30pm
Tickets free but very limited capacity - RSVP
This December CFCCA welcomes an internationally touring conference organised by the He Xiangning Art Museum and hosted by Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art and CFCCA.
This event is perfect for academics, curators and specialists working in the field of independent art spaces.
The conference brings together a selection of international independent art spaces to discuss pertinent issues such as a gallery’s role in the local art ecosystem, exchange and interaction within art spaces and the effects of globalisation upon such spaces.
Speakers at the forum include representatives from Bella Bergljot Jonsdottir (Norway), Delfina Foundation (London, UK), DISTRICT Berlin (Germany), Gasworks (London, UK), Institut d’Art Contemporain (China), PSL (Leeds, UK), Shijiezi Museum (China) and CFCCA (Manchester, UK).
The international forum Survival Strategies of Independent Art Spaces is curated by Feng Boyi, Fang Lihua, Wang Dong and Yan Liemin, and was accompanied by the exhibition Spatial Ideology: Documenting Independent Spaces in the Museum of the Shenzhen Fine Art Institute.
The forum’s basic definition of independent art spaces is as not-for-profit organisations which provide opportunities for independent, experimental and creative artists or artistic practices.
As China undergoes changes in the construction of its art museums this forum explores the survival strategies and modes of existence of independent art spaces around the world. Such spaces play a unique and dynamic role in the overall contemporary art system, and their practices are clearly rooted in reality.