Working on the margins - program

Working on the margins - program


09.30 hr: doors open

10.00 – 10.05 hr: Welcome Atty Bax, bkkc, Heidi Vogels, DutchCulture|TransArtists
10.05 – 10.10 hr: Welcome by moderator Rune Peitersen, artist and co-founder of PlatformBK
10.10 – 10.40 hr: Presentation by Yasmina Reggad, curator Aria program, Algeria
10.40 – 11.00 hr: Presentation essay Mariska van den Berg, Platform BK
11.00 – 11.15 hr: Short break
11.15 – 12.30 hr: Panel discussion with Mayke Jongsma, Mondriaan Fonds, Ulco Mes, Tilburg municipality, Bas van den Hurk, Leo XIII

12.30 – 13.30 hr: Lunch

13.30 – 14.00 hr: Case study I Gijs Assman former resident at AiR Zin, Vught
14.00 – 14.30 hr: Case study II Evi Swinnen founder of Timelab, Gent
14.30 – 14.45 hr: Coffee & tea

14.45 – 15.45 hr: Work sessions
I Thinking ahead: How can AiR organizations anticipate strategies working on the margins, resonating in the arts and in society? With Mariska van den Berg, Platform BK and Vivian Fontijn, Baltan Labaratories
II Quest for Failure: The notion of success altered, with Ranti Tjan, Sundaymorning / Ekwc
III Between us: The margins as space of dialogue and collaboration, with Gemma Medina, Artistic Strategies in Phychiatry - Van Abbemuseum and Ron Dirven, VanGogh artist-in-residence, Zundert
IV Shared contexts: The urgency to create shared contexts between peers and achieve change in the arts and society, with Koen Dijkman, De Fabriek / AiR Brabant and Heidi Vogels, AiR Platform NL

15.50 – 16.30 hr: Evaluation of the work sessions
16.30 – 16.45 hr: Reporter of the day, Robin Berkelmans, Mest magazine
16.45 – 17.00 hr: Closing of the day

17.00 – 18.00 hr: Drinks

Report: Esther van Rosmalen, Witte Rook
Documentation: Imara Angulo Vidal


Yasmina Reggad
As independent curator, writer, researcher Yasmina Reggad works in London, Athens and Algiers. She was previously guest curator of Art Dubai international commissions 2016 and 2017, AiR Dubai 2016 residency program, Exhibition and Projects manager at Delfina Foundation and presently is program curator at aria (artist residency in algiers) in Algeria. Her research focuses on the politics of futurity and explores performative methodologies inspired by dance and performance.

Mariska van den Berg
Based in Amsterdam, Mariska van den Berg is a researcher and writer and chairman of Platform BK (Visual Arts). Her latest book Stedelingen veranderen de stad (Citizens change the city, 2014) concerns collectives, public domain and transition. Recurrent subjects in her practice are the nature and position of contemporary art practices and their resonance in the public domain.

Gijs Assmann
Artist Gijs Assmann works in painting and sculpture, often in public space. His work is narrative driven and characterized by figurative images in melancholy yet colourful settings. Presently he is mentor at the Masters Contextual Design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, and tutor Craft and Material at the department of Fine Arts at ArtEZ in Arnhem. Recently he participated as artist-in-resident at AiR Zin in Vught and Sundaymorning /Ekwc in Oisterwijk.

Evi Swinnen
As founder of Timelab, Evi Swinnen has used critical thinking and activism to renegotiate artistic practices. Timelab is an art organization in Gent, Belgium, modelled in the image of the rising international makers movement. Evi considers the art institution a model; an infrastructure for new encounters and self-reflection. She is also the instigator of NEST, a project in Gent that creates a temporary cultural program for the old city library, and RSL op Post in the city of Roeselare, a permanent based experiment in defining and using public buildings in collaboration with local authorities.

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