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Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
6th - 11th April 2019
Culture Summit Abu Dhabi is a forum that convenes leaders from the fields of the arts, heritage, media, museums, public policy and technology, to identify ways in which culture can build bridges and promote positive change. In its 2018 edition, the Culture Summit was attended by 350 delegates from 85 countries.
The Summit is organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi in collaboration with five global partners that will curate and lead on their specific area of expertise. These partners are the Royal Academy of Arts, UNESCO, Guggenheim, The Economist Events and Google.
How can cultural agents be more engaged in addressing global challenges?
Can creativity and technology be harnessed for positive change?
Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2019 will address the theme of Cultural Responsibility and New Technology to reflect the urgency of our times. It brings together cultural leaders, practitioners and experts from art, museums, media, cultural heritage and technology to advocate a central and effective role for culture in global society. It will showcase creative solutions by key participants in the cultural and creative industries, and generate new strategies and thinking on topics including cultural diversity, heritage protection, artistic freedom, public art and digital activation.
We seek answers, policy recommendations and ideas on cultural responsibility and society in the 21st Century.
BRUISES: ART, ACTION AND ECOLOGY IN ASIA
RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
12 Apr 2019-01 Jun 2019
When it comes to ways in which artists address ecological issues, actions can be big or small – it's the action that is important however subtle.
In the face of complex environmental problems Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia examines how artistic response combined with gentle activism can result in a rich legacy and empower further actions in the community.
Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia is part of the Climarte Festival, 12 April – 1 June 2019
Artists: Arahmaiani, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Marnie Badham, Made Bayak, Yu Fang Chi, Ryoko Kose, Pradyumna Kumar, Pushpa Kumari, Armin Linke, Ly Hoang Ly, James Nguyen, Elia Nurvista, Sherman Ong, Sarker Protick, Fitri Ranatarya, Mandy Ridley, Khvay Samnang, Lizzy Simpson, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Tintin Wulia, Bo Zheng (Zheng Bo).
IN HER WORDS
Horsham Regional Gallery, Horsham, Australia
2 March - 19 May 2019
In Her Words is a photographic exhibition focusing on women behind and in front of the camera. Women who are in control of their own story; whether they are speaking their own truth or re-enacting the accounts of others. In this exhibition we hear from women who are bold in the telling of their flaws, uncertainties and strengths; aiming to get to the core of the female experience, rights and challenges.
Horsham Regional Art Gallery brings together historical works from the Gallery’s Collection with key figures in contemporary Australian photographic practice, the exhibition explores migration, queer culture, Aboriginality, youth and childhood, the body, domesticity, place, identity and female repressions and expression. Through these images the photographers make bold statements about the societies in which they live and work.
Curated by Olivia Poloni
View the In Her Words Exhibition Catalogue here
This project has been assisted by NETS Victoria’s Exhibitions Development Fund, supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
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