Collectivize Facebook by Jonas Staal and Jan Fermon. Photo: Ruben Hamelink


  • Wednesday 13 October
  • 13.00 – 16.00
  • Free
  • English
  • Online

RETHINKING PUBLICNESS – today and tomorrow

The programme explores the meaning of publicness and what this concept entails from the perspective of art. HDK-Valand, Göteborgs Konsthall and GIBCA have jointly invited a number of internationally practising artists to share their experiences of working under conditions that have a critical impact on artistic creativity and participation. The artists talk about different methods of doing and thinking during the pandemic and reflect on what the encounter between art and audience can entail in the future.

Over the past year, all institutions and professionally active artists have directly or indirectly had to consider how to deal with publicness. This event is an opportunity to address the issue openly, generously and speculatively together. The programme presents a variety of contemporary definitions of publicness; what it can be, what it is now, and possible common futures for institutions, artists, students, participants, audiences and the general public.

Participating artists: FRAUD, Jonas Staal, Michelle Teran .

The discussion is facilitated by Dr Viviana Checchia, senior lecturer Fine Art at HDK-Valand.

This is a digital event on zoom and will be in English.