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|[Nettime-nl] lecture "Identity and Individuality"- November 2|
In collaboration with the Art History Department and the Cultural Studies Department of the Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Mondriaan Foundation is presenting
Identity and Individuality;
Navigating Multiculturalism and Cultural Diversity in the Visual Arts
a public lecture by Dr. Augustus (Gus) Casely-Hayford,
director of the London-based inIVA (Institute of International Visual Arts).
Thursday 2 November 2006, 7:30 pm,
Aula of the Universiteit van Amsterdam, Singel 411, Amsterdam
You are cordially invited to attend the lecture by Gus Casely-Hayford
Dr. Augustus (Gus) Casely-Hayford is a curator, creative producer and consultant in the visual arts. He has written, presented and directed a variety of programmes for radio and television in the UK, including Channel Four and the BBC World Service. As director of Africa 2005, the African arts season hosted in Britain, he forged partnerships with more than 150 organisations. Dr. Casely-Hayford has written and curated widely. He lectures on world art at Sotheby's, Goldsmiths and the University of Westminster, and is a consultant for organisations such as the United Nations, The Arts Council and the BBC. He is a Clore Fellow and sits on a variety of committees, including Tate Britain Council and the African Express music festival. In January 2006, Augustus Casely-Hayford was appointed Director of inIVA.
inIVA (Institute of International Visual Arts) was launched in 1994 and has become a significant contemporary visual arts agency that supports and promotes the work of artists, curators and scholars from diverse cultural backgrounds, seeking to make their artistic practices and ideas accessible to new and diverse audiences. inIVA creates exhibitions, publications, multimedia, education and research projects. inIVA invests in artists who deserve wider recognition for their talents; takes art into unexpected places as well as the more traditional venues; and engages new audiences, young and old, in contemporary art. inIVA creates opportunities for participation, exploration and lifelong learning, by bridging contemporary art and the everyday world.
To contribute to the ongoing debate and to create awareness about the issue of cultural diversity, the Mondriaan Foundation intends to organise lectures by prominent scholars and other professionals in the fields of the visual arts and cultural heritage, both from the Netherlands and abroad.
7:30 pm Doors open
8:00 pm Introduction by Gitta Luiten, director of the Mondriaan Foundation
Keynote lecture by Gus Casely-Hayford, director of inIVA
8:45 pm Intermission with coffee/tea
9:00 pm Public interview with Gus Casely-Hayford; Professor Dick Douwes, Dean of the Faculty of History and Arts at Erasmus University; and the audience. Moderated by Professor Deborah Cherry, Research Group Art of the Modern Period at the Universiteit van Amsterdam
9:45 pm End
Aula (auditorium) of the Universiteit van Amsterdam, Singel 411, Amsterdam
From Amsterdam Central Station: Trams 1, 2 and 5. Get out at Spui. When you exit the tram, make a quarter turn to your right. The aula is +/- 100 metres ahead, on the other side of the square.
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