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Creative Time Summit: Of Homelands and Revolution

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THE CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT IS AN ANNUAL CONVENING FOR THINKERS, DREAMERS, AND DOERS WORKING AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND POLITICS.

The 10th Creative Time Summit, Of Homelands and Revolution, will take place in Toronto, Canada from September 28-30th, 2017, co-produced with The Power Plant in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Of Homelands and Revolution explores the concept of ‘home’ in its intimate and immense dimensions: we consider urgent struggles for sovereign homelands, the violent borders that produce exile, displacement, and refugeeism, and the threats of virulent nationalism(s). At the same time we keep in sight ‘home’s’ relation to the heart, and the everyday and extraordinary realms of domestic life and hospitality. Our consideration of ‘revolution,’ the Summit’s second thematic axis, takes as its point of departure the Centennial of the Russian Revolution. While the legacy of this historic moment can be contested, the Bolshevik Revolution was a remarkable event that, in the words of Trotsky, one of its principal architects, allowed for the “direct interference of the masses in historic events.” 100 years later we look back at the Marxist tradition and at the many forms of radical sociality, aesthetics and anti-capitalist organizing that it has inspired, particularly in light of the resurgence of neoliberalism and the global turn to the right today.

For schedules and more about the Summit, click here.




SPEAKERS (IN FORMATION)
Summit 2017 invites participants to consider the many-layered political and aesthetic understandings of home alongside social movements—revolutionary ones at that—which have sought to summon a broader dream of social justice:


Day 1 at Koerner Hall includes: Dr. Gayatri Spivak, Keynote | Winona LaDuke, Keynote | Wanda Nanibush | Elizabeth Mpofu | Syrus Marcus Ware | Srećko Horvat | Postcommodity | Bouchra Khalili | Dr. Huhana Smith | Cannupa Hanska Luger | Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons | Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge | Tings Chak | Allora and Cazadilla | Wael Shawky | Crack Rodriguez | Vasif Kortun | Chto Delat | Nabil al-Raee | Sylvia McAdam | Kinana Issa | Elvira Dyangani Ose


Day 2 at Art Gallery of Ontario features over 30 conversations, workshops, and interactive walks. Sessions were selected via an open call to the Greater Toronto Area and Summit advisors.

Sessions to be led by: Whippersnapper Gallery | Public Studio | South Asian Visual Arts Centre | Honor Ford-Smith, Andil Gosine, and Lisa Myers | Maria Hupfield, Siku Allooloo, and Jaskiran Dhillon | Ala' Al-Thibeh and Zahra Komeylian | Alexa Hatanaka, Patrick Thompson, and Parr Josephee | Jon Olbey and Dr. Bryant Greenbaum | The Feminist Art Museum (Xenia Benivolski & Su-Ying Lee) presenting Christine Migwans | Golboo Amani | Henry Heng Lu, Morris Lum, Shellie Zhang, and Alvis Parsley | Saada El-Akhrass, Eliza Chandler, Lindsay Fisher, Kim Fullerton, Katie McMillan, and Anne Zbitnew This is Worldtown | MICE MAGAZINE | Ana Serrano, Victor Willis, Heather Mathis, Douglas Rushkoff, and Justin Stephenson | Amy Wong (Angry Asian Feminist Gang) | Chris Cavanagh | Emelie Chhangur | Pamila Matharu and Lisa Deanne Smith | Mark V. Campbell, Pamela Edmonds, Yaniya Lee, Chiedza Pasipanodya, and Genevieve Wallen (We Curate, We Critique Collective) | Phillip Dwight Morgan | Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Camille Turner, and Leah Snyder.



SUMMIT TORONTO ADVISORY COUNCIL

Naomi Johnson, Artistic Director of the Woodland Cultural Centre

Luis Jacob, Artist and Curator

Gerald McMaster, Curator, Artist, Author, and Professor of Indigenous Visual Culture and Critical Curatorial Studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD)

Syrus Marcus Ware, Vanier Scholar, visual artist, community activist and educator

Anique Jordan, Artist and Executive Director of Whippersnapper Gallery

Indu Vashist, Executive Director of SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre)

Umbereen Inayet, Artistic Producer for Nuit Blanche Toronto

Julia Paoli, Associate Curator at The Power Plant

Sean O'Neill, Director, Public Programs & Partnerships at the Art Gallery of Ontario



SUMMIT TORONTO CURATORS

The Creative Time Summit “Of Homelands and Revolution” is curated by Nato Thompson (Artistic Director, Creative Time), Sally Szwed (Summit Director, Creative Time), Gaëtane Verna (Director, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery) , and Josh Heuman (Curator of Education & Public Programs, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery).


Questions? Email them to summit@creativetime.org.



Creative Time is happy to offer 5 different supporter levels. Read the descriptions below and choose the pass that best suits you and your budget:

STUDENT PASS | $50
Whether you are currently enrolled in a program or a student of life; no proof of ID required.

ARTIST PASS | $65
For the visionaries that inspire and motivate us.

INDIVIDUAL PASS | $100
If this meets the budget, this is the level we suggest.

INSTITUTIONAL PASS | $200
Get your institution to support 2 action-packed days of learning and field-building.

PATRON PASS | $300
Help support the attendance of artists and other community members.

STILL TOO MUCH? | $25
If none of the other levels are a good fit, then this is the perfect pass for you.


*All prices are in Canada Dollars.

All passes guarantee you access to the full lineup of Summit programming between September 28-30, including presentations, performances and breakout sessions by over 80 artists, activists and cultural producers from Toronto and around the world, as well as a kick-off event hosted at The Power Plant.




The Summit coincides with “A Monument to the Century of Revolutions,” an immersive, site-specific exhibition by Russian collective Chto Delat that transforms Toronto’s City Hall into a reflection on revolutions past, present, and future, curated by Creative Time Artistic Director Nato Thompson, on September 30 as a part of Nuit Blanche Toronto.

For more information on the project and Nuit Blanche Toronto click here.

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