City Breaks Conference Programme

City Breaks Conference at Static Thursday Oct 19 to Sun Oct 22
£25 (£15 concessions) which includes lunch at Shere Khan on Fri and Mei Mei on Sat so that sounds good value to me.

City Breaks?
Art and Culture in Times of Expediency

Is it possible to square demands of city marketing and cultural tourism with an urgent engagement with issues of citizenship, communities, dissensus and denizens? How can we constitute a bifocal perspective allowing us to examine the visual regime of capitalist consumption and the immanent meaning of art and social practices at the same time? Does the desire of the visual relegate dialogical practices in and with (temporal) collectivities outside the conditions posed by the exhibition format? How do large popular exhibitions such as Biennials negotiate the difference between art as performance and art as competence?

Full Programme (word doc)