30 Jun 2022
19:00 - 21:00
Panel: Neoliberalism and the Art/ist
Join us on 30 June 2022 for the panel discussion Neoliberalism and the Art/ist, hosted at Framer Framed. For this event curator Priya Swamy and artist and activist Teresa Borasino will be in conversation with moderator Chihiro Geuzebroek about the impacts of neoliberalism on the cultural sphere and creative work. This panel takes place as part of the project The Goldfish Bleeding in a Sea of Sharks by Thais di Marco.
What is neoliberalism and how does it affects your work? Most are taught about the neo-liberalism of the 1980’s but neoliberalism actually emerged after the market crash in 1929 and has fought its way into power not through party politics but ideology, buying up media outlets and lobbying in higher education and the political field beyond party lines. After almost a century of neoliberal efforts to use the state to privilege ‘market’ over public well being, the effects in the cultural sphere can be felt not only in how art is managed but also how even the raison d’etre of art is perceived.
The goal of this panel is to make a public diagnosis on how artists and art making have been impacted by neoliberal cultural policies and how to identify and deal with the neoliberal creep or shock. How to organise in neoliberal times?
About the Speakers
Priya Swamy is curator Globalization and South Asia at National Museum of World Cultures. Born in England, raised in Canada, with roots in South India, she immigrated to the Netherlands in 2007. Focusing on the everyday narratives of community stakeholders, Priya is committed to a critical, multidisciplinary, and globally-focused approach to questions of religious identity, South Asian material culture, and migration.
Teresa Borasino’s (Lima, 1978) work balances upon the fertile edges between art and activism, the space between poetics and politics, and the radical engagement with social movements. She co-founded Fossil Free Culture in 2016, a collective of artists and activists working to confront oil and gas sponsorship of public cultural institutions in the Netherlands. Recently the collective started the Disobedient Art School, a pedagogical framework for non-hierarchical collective learning through art practices and processes that intervene in systems of oppression. Since 2021, Borasino is conducting artistic research into the Andean cosmovision and its ecologies of ancestral knowledge and practice.
This event is FREE and in English.
Neoliberalism and the Art/ist is part of THE GOLDFISH BLEEDING IN A SEA OF SHARKS project by choreographer/artist Thais di Marco; a performance where artists fight out of headlocks lucha libre style. Read the interview with Thais di Marco by Chihiro Geuzebroek here.
This presentation was made possible in part by all the artists involved, AFK, FONDS21, Het Makers Kapitaal and has partnership with FLAM Festival, Het Huis Utrecht, Welcome to the Village and many others we thank for their valuable contribution.
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