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




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

She is a regular contributor to and, 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. 


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. 


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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