The artist as activist in public space
"Critical art (...) is constituted by a manifold of artistic practices aiming at giving a voice to all those who are silenced within the framework of the existing hegemony." Chantal Mouffe
public spaces as a common space for all: a new generation of artists in post soviet countries positions itself on the line of defense of public interest, inviting citizens to claim their right to the city through art interventions.
The project SPACES assembles curators, artists, activists and researchers in Chisinau, Kiev, Tblisi and Yerevan. The discussion proceeds to looking at the positioning of artists in current proceses of protest,activism and change in a global context.
The SPACES project is funded by the European Union through the Eastern partnership cultural program
public works speaking on Panel 1 - Thursday 30th October at Kunstraum, Vienna