Researching public art – programme & bios

Statens konstråd/Public Art Agency Sweden invites researchers and professionals from the art and relating fields, to take part in the conference Researching Public Art. Based on active participation rather than keynote speeches, the Researching Public Art conference will be primarily focused on discussion forums and themed elective workshops. Please note that you will be asked to choose workshop themes, one for each day, when you book your ticket. Read more about the themes here.

DAY ONE:

Thursday 11 October

11.00  Registration and networking

12.00  Walking light lunch and coffee

12.40  Introduction and Welcome Address: Magdalena Malm and  Sara Arrhenius and the collaborators of the conference: Patrick Amsellem, Kieran Long, Monica Sand, Catharina Gabrielsson, Alessandro Petti, Håkan Nilsson and Mick Wilson.

13.15  Opening lecture: Seeing Pink Elephants – Performing the City by Kim Gurney. Q&A moderated by Catharina Gabrielsson

14.15  Coffee break and transition to workshops

14.30  Elective Workshop 1 (8 parallel groups)

Group of workshops and themes

Group 1 Notions of Publicness and Temporalities – Permanency
Process leader: Alessandro Petti Critical respondent: Alyssa Grossman
 
Group 2 Shifts in Notions of Art, Artistic and Curatorial Practices,  Roles and Methods and Who Benefits?
Process leader: Håkan Nilsson Critical respondent: Malin Arnell  
 
Group 3 Authorship and The Relationship between Structure, Content and Quality
Process leader: Lena From, Critical respondent: Lisa Torell  
 
Group 4 Art / Artists and Collective Memories and Archival Politics and Displaced Histories
Process leader: Patrick Amsellem Critical respondent: Åsa Bharathi Larsson
 
Group 5 Notions of Publicness and Who Benefits?
Process leader: Catharina Gabrielsson Critical respondent: Kieran Long
 
Group 6 Authorship and Shifts in Notions of Art,  Artistic and Curatorial Practices, Roles and Methods
Process leader: Sara Arrhenius Critical respondent: Matteo Lucchetti
 
Group 7 Temporalities – Permanency and Art / Artists and Collective Memories
Process leader: Monica Sand Critical respondent: Réné León Rosales
 
Group 8 The Relationship between Structure, Content and Quality and  Archival Politics and Displaced Histories
Process leader: Mick Wilson Critical respondent: Rebecka Katz Thor

11.55  Summaries of workshop themes

12.30  Lunch served in the Atrium at the Royal Institute of Art’s main buildning

13.40  Expanding the Field  – Unfolding new potentials between practice and research
– A conversation with Lotte S. Lederballe Pedersen, Matteo Lucchetti, Nazem Tahvilzadeh and Lisa Torell in search of new tendencies and correlations from their perspectives as artists, researchers, urbanists and curators.
Moderated by Magdalena Malm and Håkan Nilsson

14.20  Open Space Workshop We set the agenda and explore topics and next steps that could move the field forward.

16.00  Closing Day 2: Reflection, learning, outcome

16.20 Concluding remarks: Magdalena Malm (10 min)

DAY TWO:

Friday 12 October

08.30  Coffee and registration

09.00  Public Art Research – Mapping the Field Presentation of research report
By Oscar Svanelid and Kjell Caminha. Co-facilitated by Håkan Nilsson and Mick Wilson

09.30  Introduction of research funding options by Gustav Malm, Vinnova and Kristina Laurell, Formas

09.50  Q&A moderated by Annika Enqvist

10.00  Elective Workshop 2 (8 parallel groups)

Group of workshops and themes

Group 1 Notions of Publicness and Temporalities – Permanency
Process leader: Alessandro Petti Critical respondent: Alyssa Grossman
 
Group 2 Shifts in Notions of Art, Artistic and Curatorial Practices,  Roles and Methods and Who Benefits?
Process leader: Håkan Nilsson Critical respondent: Malin Arnell  
 
Group 3 Authorship and  The Relationship between Structure, Content and Quality
Process leader: Sepideh Karami Critical respondent: Jonna Bornemark        
 
Group 4 Art / Artists and Collective Memories and Archival Politics and Displaced Histories
Process leader: Patrick Amsellem Critical respondent: Åsa Bharathi Larsson
 
Group 5 Notions of Publicness and Who Benefits?
Process leader: Catharina Gabrielsson Critical respondent: Kieran Long
 
Group 6 Authorship and Shifts in Notions of Art,  Artistic and Curatorial Practices, Roles and Methods
Process leader: Sara Arrhenius Critical respondent: Matteo Lucchetti
 
Group 7 Temporalities – Permanency and Art / Artists and Collective Memories
Process leader: Monica Sand Critical respondent: Réné León Rosales
 
Group 8 The Relationship between Structure, Content and Quality and  Archival Politics and Displaced Histories
Process leader: Mick Wilson Critical respondent: Rebecka Katz Thor

11.55 Summaries of workshop themes

12.30 Lunch

13.40 Moderated conversation: Potentials of Shared Spaces – Four perspectives on value production, challenges and specificity of context, Lotte S. Lederballe Pedersen, Matteo Lucchetti, Nazem Tahvilzadeh and Lisa Torell. Moderated by Magdalena Malm.

14.20 Open Space Workshop
We set the agenda and explore topics and next steps that could move the eld forward. In this participant driven process all get the chance to decide the topics and each one can choose to contribute on what they see as the most important issue.

16.20 Closing Day 2: Reflection, learning and outcome

16.40–17.00 Concluding remarks: Magdalena Malm

The conference Researching Public Art is supported and put together by the steering group consisting of representatives from Art History Södertörn University, Kungl. Konsthögskolan/the Royal Institute of Art, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan/the Royal Institute of Technology/KTH School of Architecture, Valand Academy University of Gothenburg, Skissernas Museum/Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, ArkDes and Statens konstråd/Public Art Agency Sweden.

More information about the workshops and themes

PDF: Researching Public Art - workshop and themes

Location

The Royal Institute of Art (KKH), Flaggmansvägen 1, Stockholm, Sweden

The Participants

Patrick Amsellem,
Malin Arnell,
Sara Arrhenius,
Jonna Bornemark,
Sara Brolund de Carvalho,
Kjell Caminha,
Lena From,
Catharina Gabrielsson,
Alyssa Grossman,
Kim Gurney,
Sepideh Karami
Lotte S. Lederballe Pedersen,
Kieran Long,
Matteo Lucchetti,
Magdalena Malm,
Håkan Nilsson,
Alessandro Petti,
René León Rosales,
Monica Sand,
Oscar Svanelid,
Nazem Tahvilzadeh,
Rebecka Katz Thor,
Lisa Torell,
Mick Wilson