Prefiguring World(s) through Artistic Practice

15 & 16 December at Lucha y Siesta, Rome

Prefiguring World(s) Through Practice titles a series of events happening at the women’s center in Rome, Lucha y Siesta on the 15th and the 16th of December. Inviting artists, curators, activists, and scholars to take part in two roundtable discussions, an open lab, and an exhibition, the two-day event will look at the relations between prefiguration and artistic practice, discussing how the practice of art and art organizing prefigure forms of cohabitation, propose new conceptions of welfare, and activates relations of commoning and empowerment. The events mark the end of a two-year research on creative institutionalism in Rom analyzing relations between artistic practice and protest movements as part of the IMAGINART project at ASCA, Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis of the University of Amsterdam. Prefiguring World(s) Through Practice will be an important exchange between diverse local, national, and international actors investigating the relations of art to activism.

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