Tate Liverpool Conference

In Athens' Shadow? Radical Cultural Responses to Crisis in Urban Democracy

Bust of Water God

National Museums Liverpool, Gift of Col. Joseph W Weld, 1959 Image © National Museums Liverpool (World Museum)

A free symposium, in partnership with Liverpool Hope University, bringing together key thinkers, artists, and cultural workers to reflect critically on pressing issues raised by problems for, and relations between the arts, democracy and the city in the 21st century.

Speakers include: Jen Harvie, Professor of Contemporary Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary University of London and Malcolm Miles, Professor in the School of Architecture, Design and Environment at Plymouth University; Alan Read, Professor of Theatre in the Department of English at King’s College London; Dr Stephe Harrop, Lecturer in Drama at the Department of Dance, Drama and Performance Studies, Liverpool Hope University.

Other contributors include local radical arts organisations: Alt Valley Community Trust; Kate Stewart, Director of ‘We Make Places and Friends of the Flyover’; Migrant Artists Mutual Aid; The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home and Tuebrook Transnational.

Framing the symposium and on the occasion of the 9th Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool will be presenting an episode on Ancient Greece, showing classical sculptures from the collection at National Museums Liverpool alongside newly commissioned art works by Koenraad Dedobbeleer (Belgium), Jumana Manna (Palestine) and Betty Woodman (USA), among others. The artists imagine a world where ancient Greek and contemporary artists have collaborated; merging past, present and future into a single fiction, just like the city’s architects did when they designed Liverpool’s neoclassical buildings in the 1800s.

Programmed in association with Liverpool Hope University.

Tate Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
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Date & Time

8 October 2016 at 10.00–17.00

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