Sunday Seminar Pay Attention Please! curating the city
June 24, 2018
14:00 – 17:30
Museumplein 10, Amsterdam
3,- (excl. museum entrance ticket)
In the past decades, distinctions between private and public space in Amsterdam have shifted. While private property continues to take over the public domain, the shrinking public space is being reduced to group experiences and mono-cultural entertainment. This concerns space that we share with one another and that defines both our collective and our autonomous, individual existence.
This Sunday Seminar will offer a critical perspective on the development of public space in Amsterdam. At the same time it aims to explore, with a number of specialists, new possibilities for art in and for the public domain. Central questions in this are how public space can be curated, and how space can be preserved for various groups of people in the city. Can art offer a counterweight to these developments? Can works of art create an urban climate in which public space is once again experienced as shared space? Or is it their fate to serve as high-quality decoration, their purpose limited to branding and gentrification?
Several speakers will hold lectures during the seminar, followed by a panel with representatives of the various partner organizations of the Public Art Amsterdam 2018 manifestation, including Annet Zondervan (CBK Zuidoost) and Jacqueline Grandjean (Oude Kerk, Amsterdam). Confirmed speakers are Joanna Warsza (Public Art Munich), Adeola Enigbokan (University of Amsterdam) and Floor Milikowski (journalist and geographer).
13.45 Doors open
14.00 – 14.25 Welcome and Introduction
14.25 – 14.50 Talk: Floor Milikowski
14.50 – 15.30 Keynote: Joanna Warsza
15.30 – 15.55 Talk: Adeola Enigbokan
15.55 – 16.30 Break
16.30 – 17.30 Conversation:
Jacqueline Grandjean, Josien Pieterse, Theo Tegelaers, Rieke Vos and Annet Zondervan
17.30 End of program
18.00 Museum closes