Conference on the Role of Arts in the Global Society


Can we work towards an inclusive society through the arts? Who are the new auteurs in the arts? What is cultural translation? Join us for the first Arts & Globalization Conference on 26-28 May, 2015 at the venue Øksnehallen in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Copenhagen – 29 April, 2015. The conference ‘ARTS & GLOBALIZATION – Achieving Intercultural Dialogue through the Arts’ aims to inspire arts professionals to work across borders, cultures and differences to support the development of an open and creative society. It will address the interplay between cultural policy making, curation and art production.

At the conference you will have the opportunity to meet artists, curators and cultural policy makers from across the world: CHRISTINE M. MERKEL, Head of the Division of Culture, Memory of the World of the German Commission for UNESCO (Germany), PAUL GOODWIN, Professor and Independent Curator (England), TAMARA ERDE, Filmmaker and performance artist (Israel/France), TONE OLAF NIELSEN, Independent Curator, Curatorial Action (Denmark), ALIA Rayyan, Director at the Al Hoash Gallery – the Palestinian Art Court (Palestine), IBRAHIM MAHAMA, Visual artist (Ghana), MARIA DEL CARMEN CARRION, Director of Public Programs and Research at Independent Curators International (USA) and many more.

As a participant you will also have your say: you are invited to participate in the performance-workshop “Swapping Camp” by the artist Thierry Geoffroy and to collaborate with other conference delegates in order to develop new ideas that can help building the society of tomorrow.

The conference is organized by UrbanArt Communications in collaboration with the UKK (Young Artist and Art Critics), and marks the 10th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression. It is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, DGI BYEN, DCCD, SMK, World Culture Centre, Tuborgfondet and Guldsmeden Hotels.

For more information please contact:

Rikke Jørgensen

Conference Manager

Phone: +45 2750 9039