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Transforming Place: Site and Locality in Contemporary Art
October 18, 2013 1:00 pm
October 18, 2013 5:00 pm
£15, concessions available.
October 8, 2013
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
Bankside, London, SE1 9TG, United Kingdom

Tecoh, a 17th-century hacienda in the Yucatan jungle transformed by Jorge Pardo, is the departure point for this symposium examining the complexities of place, locality, culture and ecology in the commissioning and production of site-specific works.

Through the lens of contemporary art, design and architecture, speakers address site specificity, place making, commissioning and the institutional models needed to explore these issues.

Opening up the idea of the expanded ‘sculptural house’, the symposium will highlight the experimental production process at the heart of Teco, which draws out questions around the potential of architecture to transform not only physical space but also to enable a different way of being in a place.

The tension between cultural preservation and revitalization, and relationships between the artist’s studio practice and the local production networks will also be discussed, drawing on the folding of site and studio during the six year production period for Tecoh.

Confirmed speakers are: David Adjaye, Jorge Pardo, Alex Coles, Michael Govan, Huib Haye van der Werf, Pamela Lee, Claudia Madrazo, and Miguel Angel Corzo.

This symposium is organised in collaboration with the TAE Foundation (Transformación, Arte y Educación, A.C.), a non-profit organization based in Mexico and focused on cultural evolution through the integration of Art and Nature for social development and Alex Coles, Professor of Transdisciplinary Studies, School of Art, Design & Architecture, University of Huddersfield.

For more information about this event and how to register click here.

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Queen Mary - University of London
Arts & Humanities Research Council
European Union
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Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.