Kunstvlaai update: Communality

Impossible Communities?

A Discussion on the Commonality of Art

By Daan Gielis (Sint-Joost Academy Breda) and Bram Ieven (Utrecht University)

29 November 2012 at room A 36 starting from 15:30 – ..

Limited seats, everybody welcome!

Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said, ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’

‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.’

Lewis Caroll, Alice in Wonderland

During this informal get together we will discuss the relation between art and community. How does art relate to community? Does art build communities or does it somehow contribute to building a community? If so, in what way? What does it imply for art to be engaged in a community? And how do we resist the tendency to think of this community as simply a congregation of art consumers? What is the difference between an art public made up of consumers and a community of viewers, spectators and participants who engage with art?

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