2006 CONFERENCE : Here as the Centre of the World & Nomadic Banquet in Roombeek / a DAI initiative kindly hosted by the Rijksmuseum Twenthe and Projectburo Roombeek

tag: Enschede

The Dai kindly invites you to

Here as the Centre of the World

 a conference and expertmeeting on "all things peripheral".

May 23 & May 24 at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede, the Netherlands.
Lectures, presentations, discussions and a banquet by and for artists, curators, and arts managers operating from inside what is traditionally opposed to the centre: 'the periphery' (as determined by geographical, cultural and socio-political conditions).
The conference will not emphasize on the obvious disadvantages of artistic practice in the geographically determined periphery but will instead try to list and interconnect stimulating strategies and visions on the challenges as well as on the hidden opportunities in any peripheral location in the arts landscape.

Working language: English

Please find a brief introduction to the conference and its hosts in the attached document or at www.dutchartinstute.nl

Tuesday May 23

10.30 Welcome & coffee at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe

11.00 Opening by Gabrielle Schleijpen, course director Dutch Art Institute

11.15 Keynote Lecture Lucy Cotter, artist/critic/curator, IRL/NL

11.45 - 13.15 Presentation of panel 1.

followed by a discussion among its members:

Gail Kirkpatrick,director Kunsthalle Münster, Germany
Macha Roesink, director De Paviljoens, Almere NL
Hala Elkoussy, artist/ boardmember Contemporary Image Collective Cairo, Egypt/Amsterdam)
Ruben de la Nuez, theorist, Cuba/ NL

13.15- 14.00 Lunch in the LOS HOES, a traditional 'Twentse schuur' - barn, outside the Rijksmuseum.

14.00- 14.15
Yannis Kyriakides presents a screening of a fragment from Bufferzone , an audio-visual work that explores boundaries of separation.

14.15 ‹ 14.45 Keynote Lecture Erwin Jans, dramatist & writer, Belgium

14.45 - 16.15 Presentation of panel 2

followed by a discussion among its members:

Stijn Huijts, director Het Domein, Sittard NL
Dr. Gudrun Bott, director/ curator Schloss Ringenburg , Germany
Yannis Kyriakides, composer, Cyprus/ Amsterdam
Jouke Kleerebezem, artist, advisor Jan van Eyck academy, NL/France 

16. 15 ‹ 16.45
Discussion, floor open to all.

16.45 - 17.30 Drinks in the garden of the museum.

17.30-18.30 A guided walking tour by Dutch architect Pi de Bruin around the Roombeek Area.

19.00 - 22.30 Banquet with products from bio-dynamic farmers in the region of Twenthe.

Location: a building development area in Roombeek.

Concept and art direction: Debra Solomon.

After the dinner the guests will be taken by bus to their hotel on the campus of the University of Twente.

Wednesday May 24

8.30 The guests will be taken by bus from their hotels to the Rijksmuseum

9.00 - 9 .30 Breakfast in the Los Hoes.

9.30 Welcome & summary of yesterday's discussions at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe by Gabriëlle Schleijpen

10.00 ‹ 10.30 Keynote Lecture Tony Chakar, artist/ architect, writer, Lebanon

10.30 ‹ 12.00 Presentation of panel 3

followed by a discussion among its members :

Paul Perry, artist, advisor Rijksacademie, NL
Kodwo Eshun, cultural theorist,member of the Otolith group UK

12.00- 12.45 Lunch in the Los Hoes.

12.45- 13.15 Keynote Lecture Fulya Erdemcicurator, Turkey

13.15 - 14.30 Presentation of panel 4 followed by a discussion among its members:
Toma Muteba, artist/curator, Belgium)
Suzanne van de Ven, independent curator, NL)
Nuno Carrusca, artist & coordinator of the Fine Arts Department of CENTA (Centre for Studies of New Artistic Tendencies, Portugal)

14.30 transfer by foot to the Balengebouw for a tour around the collection VB / VR .

15.00 Drinks offered by Planet Art in their nomadic bar, during the Balenfestival temporarily situated in the Balengebouw.
( Planetart foundation is an energetic artists initiative in Enschede founded at the brink of the internet era, in 1995) .

16.00 End of Conference


The conference is initiated and organised by the Dutch Art Institute and kindly supported by projectburo Roombeek in Enschede and the SNS Reaal Fonds.