This dialogue between curators and performers at Göteborg Art Sounds (GAS) 2018 will address the role that art can – and perhaps should – play in a world of unbridled globalization and growing nationalism, where questions of exclusion and equal opportunity are increasingly the subject of discussion and debate. What is the role of the curator or artistic director in shaping conversations around representation and politics in art? What responsibility does art have in asking critical questions and refusing simple answers? How are these matters framed on and off stage?
With Peter Burton, Joost Fonteyne, Du Yun and Staffan Mossenmark
Moderated by Kristina Hagström-Ståhl
Time: October 5, 18.00-19.30
Place: Atalante, Övre Husargatan 1, Gothenburg
In collaboration with Göteborg Art Sounds. GAS 2018 takes place Sep 28-Oct 6. For information and tickets see here: https://gas-festival.com
Peter Burton is executive director of the Suoni Per Il Popolo, a leading experimental and avant garde music festival which is based in Montréal, Québec, and one of the curators of GAS 2018. http://www.suoniperilpopolo.org
Joost Fonteyne has founded several sound art projects and festivals, including Happy New Ears, Klinkende Stad, and the Flanders Festival Kertrijk. He is the artistic director of the Wilde Westen festival in Belgium, and one of the curators of GAS 2018.
Du Yun is a New York-based composer, multi-instrumentalist and performance artist blending chamber music, theatre, pop music, visual arts and noise. She is also the artistic director of MATA festival.
Staffan Mossenmark is a professor of composition at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, and a sound artist. He is the artistic director of Göteborg Art Sounds.
Kristina Hagström Ståhl is a professor in performance research at the Academy of Music and Drama, and PARSE, University of Gothenburg.
This Dialogue is part of the Intersectional Engagements in Politics and Art research arc within PARSE.
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