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“Social Contours – Art at the Borders”, Artes Mundi 5 Conference, Nov.28-29, National Museum Wales

Artes Mundi & European Centre for Photographic Research, University of Wales, Newport
Artes Mundi 5 – Social Contours: Art at the Borders

Date: Wednesday 28 – Thursday 29 November, 2012

 Wednesday 28t – Venue: Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre – Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

9.15-9.45 Registration & coffee
10.00 – 10.05 Welcome (Ben Borthwick – Curator of the Artes Mundi 5 exhibition)
10.05 -10.15 Introduction and Overview (Russell Roberts – Reader in Photography, University of Wales, Newport)
10.15 – 11.00 Professor Dai Smith, Raymond Williams Chair of Cultural History, Swansea University: ‘The Meaning is in the Making: Raymond Williams and the Community of Place’
11.00 – 11.45 Panel Session I: Ben Borthwick in conversation with Phil Collins and Apolonija Šušteršiè
11.45 -12.10 Tea & coffee
12.15 – 1.00 Panel session II: Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy (Artes Mundi 5 Selector) in conversation with Teresa Margolles and Sheela Gowda
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.15 – 3.00 Professor Alexis Nuselovici, Chair of Modern Cultural Studies, Cardiff University: ‘Europe and the world: a place of translation, a place in translation’
3.00 – 3.30 In conversation – Julie Morgan AM and Tania Bruguera
3.30 – 3.45 Tea & coffee
3.45 – 4.30 Esra Aysun, Director of The Museum of Innocence, Istanbul
4.30 – 5.15 Panel session III – Anders Kreuger (Artes Mundi 5 Selector) in conversation with Miriam Bäckström and Darius Mikšys
5.15 Q & A
5.30 Concluding remarks and thanks (Ben Borthwick & Russell Roberts)
6.00 Reception at Chapter
7.00 Performance at 7pm and 9pm of Motherfucker by Miriam Bäckström.
Satellite events:

29th November Venue: Court Room, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales
10.30 – 11.30 ‘Reflections in the morning on the day before…’. In conversation: Heike Roms (Aberystwyth University), Ben Borthwick, Nicholas Thornton (Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales), Iwan Bala (University of Wales: Trinity St David) and Alfredo Cramerotti (Mostyn); chaired by Russell Roberts
1.00 Darius Mikšys – Artists’ Parents’ Meeting (By invitation only), Court Room, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales
1.05 Performance ‘Reading Volumes’ with the community group ‘Bookins’ in the Artes Mundi 5 exhibition
6.00 Reception and Artes Mundi 5 Award Ceremony (By invitation only)

6 December:
Critical Mass Symposium: Ticketed event for early career practitioners, recent graduates and students. For information please contact:

Tickets: £25.00 standard £20.00 concessionary (students, pensioners or unwaged)
Ticket price includes a free Artes Mundi 5 catalogue (normal price £9)