The Creative Time Summit is an annual convening for thinkers, dreamers, and doers working at the intersection of art and politics.
The 10th Creative Time Summit, Of Homelands and Revolution is coming to Toronto from September 28th – 30th, 2017, and will feature three days of speakers, workshops, get-togethers, and radical public art. The Summit, co-produced with The Power Plant and in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario, is already an experience unlike any other, and this year it’s paired with Nuit Blanche Toronto!
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Of Homelands and Revolution will feature 80+ international and Toronto-based participants including Allora and Calzadilla, Alok Vaid-Menon, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Postcommodity, The South Asian Visual Arts Centre, Srećko Horvat, Sylvia McAdam, Syrus Marcus Ware, Maria Hupfield, MICE Magazine, Vasif Kortun, Wael Shawky, and Wanda Nanibush. This year, we're reflecting on the legacies and practices that shape our understanding of home, land, culture, and community.
Full list of speakers available here.
The first day of the Summit will feature dynamic talks and presentations from an international roster of artists and activists at Koerner Hall. The following day we’ll engage further via roundtables and breakout sessions at the AGO led by day-one speakers, and Toronto area artists and organizers who were invited to participate or selected via an open call.
The Creative Time Summit Of Homelands and Revolution is curated by Nato Thompson, Sally Szwed, Gaëtane Verna, and Josh Heuman.
Summit Toronto Advisory Council: Indu Vashist, Louis Jacob, Gerald McMaster, Anique Jordan, Syrus Marcus Ware, Umbereen Inayet, Naomi Johnson, Julia Paoli, and Sean O’Neill.
AT NUIT BLANCHE: A MONUMENT TO THE CENTURY OF REVOLUTIONS
The Summit coincides with A Monument to the Century of Revolutions, a work by renowned Russian collective Chto Delat, curated by Creative Time Artistic Director Nato Thompson, and designed by famed architect Yury Avvakumov (Moscow) for Nuit Blanche Toronto. The immersive installation is a living monument, consisting of an array of containers producing a small village housing works from Chto Delat and local artist activist groups reflecting on the history and future of revolution. With individual and collective actions on Nathan Philips Square and stage, City Hall will transform into a veritable mass-shipped revolution that unpacks into a world.
Thursday, September 28: Kick-Off Party at The Power Plant
Friday, September 29: Presentations at Koerner Hall
Saturday, September 30: Breakout Sessions at The Art Gallery of Ontario
Nuit Blanche Toronto: “A Monument to the Century of Revolutions” at Nathan Phillips Square
For a more detailed schedule, click here.
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