In the third part of Room For improved Furtures Where we live? Looking for safe ground, we have invited artists and theorists from Scotland and Denmark to discuss issues; partly on local alternative economies, and partly on a global perspective and understanding on the distribution of cultural values – with a starting point in The Art Museum. This will happen through talks, workshops, sharing food and coffee and an exhibition from October 26th to November 17th.
The afternoon will start Wednesday the 25th of October 2017 at 17.00 with the following talks:
For what is is worth by Ailie Rutherford, Scotland
In this artist talk Ailie Rutherford will present her long term project The People’s Bank of Govanhill which was initiated in 2015.
The project evolved from her residency at Govanhill Baths in Glasgow to become a long term collaborative research project on community currency. In an area frequently described as deprived, the project takes Govanhill’s existing alternative economy as its starting point, considering the diversity and richness of the local community as a form of wealth.
Manifesto for Maintenance of The Art Museum Johanne Løgstrup, DK
Johanne Løgstrup’s talk will take its source from a manifesto she has made in order to discuss the future and the possibilities for the art museums today in the west. The manifesto deals with how to make parts of an art collection that has been hidden from view visible in order to shed new light on the past. It proposes a global perspective to understanding the Western values of the museum so they can be expanded, questioned, and decolonized. And it will question the International as a paradigm and instead ask for a local awareness of its base so the museums as such retain the diversity of their history.
Room for Improved Future
Room for Improved Futures is the title of a two year exhibition program based on an international network. The project is initiated by rum46 – curated and organized by curator Agnieszka Wolodzko and visual artist Grete Aagaard in collaboration with the art projects and platforms Trade Test Site, Sigrids Stue, Imaginary Republik and CCS Centre for Contemporary Art Kiev*. In Room for Improved Futures we invite a diverse group of practitioners, artists, writers and theorists who will address issues on democracy, urbanity, participation, community and hidden economies. The project is organized in 4 public programs each divided in 3 sessions which will include artists’ talks and presentations, exhibitions, lectures, texts and workshops. This is the 3rd session of Room for Improved Futures.