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Vertex. Conversations on art, politics and society.

Vertex. Conversations on art, politics and society.

Within the context of  ADN Think Tank and in collaboration with the collective Azotea (Ane Agirre and Juan Canela), a series of round tables condensed under the title: Vertex. Conversations on art, politics and society will start this month until June 2013.

Vertex. Conversations on art, politics and society  wants to launch some questions, and  present a series of examples and ways of acting, thinking about all these matters and bringing out a place for reflection and discussion around the position of art in the processes of the present, while debating about its potential as an active agent. Through discussion tables, activities and a final exhibition the aim is to trace lines of thinking and action from a critical and self-critical position, hearing other agents’ voices and proposals, in order to know and understand ineffective choices and try to draw new options for the future.


Round table#1
Thursday 24th January, 2013 at 7.30 pm.


Some lines of thought related with the junction of art, politics and society.  

Federico Campagna (writer), Joanna Warsza (curator) and Yaiza Hernández (curator- critic) are the speakers for this first discussion and will bring a vision from a theoretical perspective.

Round table #2
Thursday 9th May, 2013 at 6 pm.


Analysis of the work method of diverse artistic agents.

Erick Beltrán (artist), Joost de Bloois (academic) and Marina Fokidis (curator) debate on how their practice undertakes with art, politics and society from a critical angle.

Round table #3
Thursday 10th of October, 2013 at 7.30 pm.

Art, procesures and tools of action.

Artists, curators and cultural agents which practices aim to affect in processes of transformation, willing to contribute with tools and solutions for the current moment.

Speakers: Oscar Abril Ascaso (cultural producer), Núria Güell (artist) and Maria Mur Dean (director of Consoni in Bilbao)