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EXHIBITIONism: Agents of Provocation

To what extent can exhibitions light the touch-paper of social change?

20 Mar 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ace Hotel
100 Shoreditch High Street
E1 6JQ London

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EXHIBITIONism

This four-part series of talks looks at the process of conceiving and constructing large-scale exhibitions via the opinions of some of the most influential curators, historians, producers and designers.

Curator & Talks Host

Katie Baron is a London-based writer, content director, brand strategist and futurist with extensive experience within the fashion, retail and design industries. A recognised force in futurism she is also the global Head of Retail (Trends, Insights & Innovations) at Stylus.com.

She is a regular contributor to SHOWstudio.com and Forbes.com, a founding member of LCF’s future-scoping think-tank Digital Anthropology Lab and is the author of two books on visual culture - Stylists: New Fashion Visionaries and Fashion + Music: Fashion Creatives Shaping Pop Culture. 

March 20th AGENTS OF PROVOCATION

What can art and the gallery space do for activism?

Due to the unstable political climate, recent years have seen something of a revitalisation of political protests, marches and activism. Where activism is resurfacing with force, to what extent can exhibitions light the touch-paper of social change? How and where does counter culture infiltrate mainstream thinking? And which exhibitions have truly ignited a positive political and social change? This talk reviews exhibitions that explore counter-cultural undercurrents, probing below the mainstream gaze to examine the maverick movements, rebels and iconoclasts that engage, challenge and create change. 

Speakers

E-J Scott is a Fashion Historian.

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EXHIBITIONism is a talk series. Talks can be booked individually or if you want to attend the three remaining talks please select the 'Series Pass' for £37.50.

20 March - Agents of Provocation

10 April - Creative Interpretation

22 May - Future Shows: Exhibitions Reimagined

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Image: Shadi Habib Allah, 'Put to Rights', 2018, installation view. Courtesy: The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago; photograph: Useful Art Services

 

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