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  • Photo Terry Smith
  • Photo Manu Palomeque

Talks and performances

Sat 21 Nov 2015

10am - 5pm Free

The Venice Biennale comes to Margate…

See and hear contemporary artists from around the world at Turner Contemporary, during a day of discussion and performance. As part of the Venice Agendas event series and in collaboration with Waugh Office, this event responds to themes of risk and boundaries, as well as cultural and personal borders, inspired by our current Risk exhibition.
Experience live art, and watch artist interviews and performances from Dubai, London, Manchester, Cape Town, Budapest, North Carolina, Mexico City, Chicago and New York, onsite and live streamed through Periscope, screened in our Foyle Rooms and available via Twitter @TCMargate #airedeturner.

How do histories become transfigured through aesthetic reflection and why is the past so critical to marginalised artists? What are the particular issues for, say, diasporic artists? Felicity Allen, David A Bailey and Ala Younis,discuss the risks the archive presents in their recent work at Turner Contemporary, the ICA and the Venice Biennale.

Participants include: Jon Adams, Felicity Allen, David A Bailey, Kimbal Bumstead, Robin Deacon, Blanca De La Torre, Lina Dzuverovic, FakeRichardPrince, Mark Gibson, Tony Heaton, Sonja Ivekovic, Thais Lenkiewicz, Eric Lesdema, Hiromi Nakajima, Tatsumi Orimoto, Richard Parry, Ruth Proctor, Yasmina Raggard, Sheena Rose, Mark Segal, Alina Serban, Iain Sinclair, Siyaziwa, Simon Smith, Terry Smith, JW Stella, Jennifer Thatcher, Jean Wainwright, Mark Waugh, Tony White, Sophie Woolley, Jen Wu and Ala Younis.
Follow the conversation on Twitter and Periscope @TCMargate @waughoffice #airedeturner

Live performances at Turner Contemporary
Performance: I confess
10am - 4.30pm, Sunley Gallery
Participatory performance with the University for the Creative Arts.

11 - 11.20am
Art Agency Director, Mark Segal, artist and curator Terry Smith, and Turner Contemporary Director Victoria Pomery OBE introduce the event and discuss Risk and The Right to Fail.

Performance: This Island of Me 
11.30 - 11.50am, Clore Learning Studio
Artist and performer Kimbal Quist Bumstead performs This Island of Me, tales of migration and the imagined.

Performance: Games with the Water Horse 
12 - 12.30pm, Clore Learning Studio 
Artist Jon Adams performs Games with the Water Horse.

Performance: Disarm (Mechanized)
12.30 - 12.40pm, Sunley Gallery

Performance of Disarm by Pedro Reyes.
12.40 – 1pm, Sunley Gallery
Author Tony White reads his short story The Holborn Cenotaph.
1 - 1.20pm
Artist Tony Heaton and writer Jean Wainwright discuss mediation and ethics.

1.40 – 2pm
Writer Jennifer Thatcher, curator Yasmina Raggard and Turner Contemporary curator Fiona Parry discuss the role of the curator as stimulator, mediator and of regional perspectives.

Performance: Breadman on the Bus
2 - 2.15pm, Sunley Gallery
Tatsumi Orimoto arrives at Turner Contemporary, Breadman on the Bus performance.
Drawing Performance
2.15 - 3.30pm, Balcony
Tatsumi Orimoto, drawing performance, Breadman Paints Lies.
Performance: OK, Set, Drop
2.30 - 2.40pm, upper galleries
Artist Ruth Proctor performs Ok, Set, Drop.

2.50 - 3.10pm, Foyle Rooms
Writer Iain Sinclair discusses David Seabrook's All the Devil's Horses, TS Elliot, Margate and madness.
3.10 - 3.30pm, Foyle Rooms
Writer Iain Sinclair, author Tony White and poet Simon Smith discuss writing and and the creation of cultural paradigms.
3.30 – 5pm, Clore Learning Studio
Alina Serban, performance of I Declare at My Own Risk and Home.
3.40 - 3.50pm
Artist Richard Parry and writer Mark Waugh discuss the art industry and markets manipulation.

Other events live streamed on Periscope @TCMargate and @waughoffice from around the world, screened in Foyle Rooms 1 & 2 at Turner Contemporary

Discussion: Please Keep Your Eyes Closed For A Moment
10.20 - 10.30am, streamed on Periscope from Dubai @JWStella, screened in Foyle Rooms 1 & 2
Curator JW Stella on her curatorial practices and taboo elements within creativity.
10.30 – 10.50am, streamed on Periscope @waughoffice, screened in Foyle Rooms 1 & 2
Curator Lina Dzuverovic and artist Sanja Ivekovic discuss arts mediators Electra, ethics, gender and risk.

11.20 - 11.30am, streamed on Periscope @waughoffice, screened in Foyle Rooms 1 & 2
Insurance Assessor Mark Gibson discusses risk and motorised living.
11.50am – 12 noon, streamed on Periscope @waughoffice, screened in Foyle Rooms 1 & 2
Artist and curator Jen Wu on art and political activism and the ARC project.

12 - 12.20pm, streamed on Periscope from Cape Town @Sophwoolley, screened in Foyle Rooms 1 & 2
Reporters turned actors Siyaziwa challenge stereotypes in an interview with deaf cyborg broadcaster writer and performer Sophie Woolley.
12.30 - 12.40pm, streamed on Periscope from Budapest @ThaisLenkiewics, screened in Foyle Rooms 1 & 2
Artist Thais Lenkiewicz explores how cities frame our perspectives.
Performance: Breadman on the Bus
1.30 – 2pm, streamed on Periscope @waughoffice, screened in Foyle Rooms 1 & 2
Artist Tatsumi Orimoto performs Breadman on the Bus, travelling from Broadstairs to Turner Contemporary on the Thanet Loop.

2.30 - 2.50pm, streamed on Periscope from Margate Museum @waughoffice, screened in Foyle Rooms 1 & 2
Artist Ala Younis, curator David A Bailey, and artist Felicity Allen discuss the borders between education, curation and art practice.

4.10 - 4.30pm, streamed on Periscope from North Carolina @SheenaRoseart, screened in Foyle Rooms 1 & 2
Artist Sheena Rose discusses social media, multiple identities and contemporary subjectivity.
4.30 - 4.40pm, streamed on Periscope @waughoffice, screened in Foyle Rooms 1 & 2
Curator Blanca De La Torre discusses globalised networks and the art world.
4.40 - 4.50pm, streamed on Periscope @waughoffice, screened in Foyle Rooms 1 & 2
Robin Deacon discusses his recent show White Balance, memory and technology.
Performance: Erased Nurse
4.50 – 5pm, streamed on Periscope from New York @FakeRichardPrince, screened in Foyle Rooms 1 & 2
FakeRichardPrince performs Erased Nurse cinematic vignettes of dopplegangers who suture the inhibitions within the male signature.

Performance: Land Art
5.00 - 5.20, Beach
Land Art - Performance by Richard Parry.

Please be aware that this programme may be subject to change.


Performances, Talks