'On Coping', Auto Italia, 2015. Image courtesy of Auto Italia and the artists.

Paravent
In Conversation #4

Auto Italia & Primary

Wednesday 25 March, 18:30

A new creative order. A redefined cultural economy. A city in the grip of emerging markets.

You are heralding in this new era and it is dense and high-rise. Think of this as a hint of a much larger agenda, one that you cannot resist or escape. Maybe now it’s time to disguise your capital and take a moment to remember the importance of owning your position.

As a consumer, you can flaunt your good taste without having to physically buy; becoming lifestyle rich might be just enough. Enough for what though? Amid aggressive redevelopment programmes, the spaces for autonomous production are shifting and adapting.

Now trending: trust, working, believing – full work, full time, full creativity, full self.

On coping.

Join Auto Italia and Primary for a performative discussion as part of the Paravent series. Looking at what gentrification and redevelopment schemes mean for creative production in the city, Auto Italia will present a range of materials as a starting point for a wider discussion into strategies now available to artists and artist-led organisations.

Paravent

This strand of activity invites guest organisations to physically present something that demonstrates an aspect of their working approach. These events are framed by a set of Paravent Crates – a type of folding screen – that can be reconfigured to divide the project spaces at Primary in a variety of ways. This structural device, along with what each organisation presents, provides an environment to hold this ‘in conversation’ event.

 

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