The Western canons in the art history have come to an end. A global, contemporary art of diverse origins has taken its place. What are the implications for curators, artists and museums? Who are the new auteurs? What is cultural translation in the arts? How do we create sustainable futures?

The first Arts & Globalization Conference – Achieving Intercultural Dialogue Through the Arts was held in Copenhagen in 2015 and aimed to engage with the complexities of the new status of arts and visuality in contemporary art practice and art theory in the context of “globalization”. It addressed the complex interplay between cultural policy making, art curation and art production.

This year´s Arts & Globalization program ‘Remembering the Future’ was held in Venice during the first week of La Biennale di Venezia 2017. It featured a number of talks and performances by leading and emerging curators, artists and cultural producers. The event was the international launch of the Arts & Globalization Platform and created a bridge to the next international Arts & Globalization Conference that will take place in 2018.

The purpose of the Arts & Globalization Platform is to create an artistic and intellectual meeting place for the different stakeholders of the arts and an international and interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the different positions in the arts today.

The Platform is also intended to be a nomadic space that can generate new artistic and curatorial ideas and international networks, collaborations and friendships.