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Paul Mellon Centre | Art Is Not an Island: On Interdependence and Complicity

October 9 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am

A conversation presented as part of British Art Show 9 in Aberdeen.
A talk and conversation with British Art Show 9 artist Kathrin Böhm; Sam Trotman, Director of Scottish Sculpture Workshop; Rachel Grant, Curator of Fertile Ground; and Hammad Nasar, co-curator of British Art Show 9.
Held on the occasion of British Art Show 9 in Aberdeen, this event forms part of Kathrin Böhm’s work for the exhibition, which questions how art and culture both depend on and shape the economy we live in. The panel will discuss diverse economies, local culture, the dominance of oil and art’s possible contribution to systemic change.
The panel members will speak about the context of Aberdeen, bringing a wide range of perspectives that connect curatorial, political, activist and organisational knowledge. The conversation will cover:
How do important local economies underpin and shape local culture?
Where and how can a new practice of acknowledging complicity take place, whilst also shifting away from extractive and destructive economies?
Can the concept of interdependence offer a practical and theoretical approach?
How can new approaches create lasting support systems?