WHO: Arts & Globalization Platform.

WHAT: ART & CONNECTOGRAPHY. REMAPPING THE GLOBAL WORLD THROUGH ART. A Manifesta 12 Collateral Event curated by Rikke Jørgensen & Valentina Gioia Levy.

WHEN: 16 and 17 June 2018: 09:30am to 10:30pm + 1 July: 06:30pm to 9:30pm.

WHERE: Piazza Magione, in front of KAOZ, Via Francesco Riso, 55, Palermo, PA Italy






Tiffany Chung: Reconstructing an exodus history: boat trajectories, ports of first asylum and resettlement countries, 2017.



How can we avoid conflicts and create sustainable futures for all? Do we need to rethink the relationship between people and territories? Should we focus on fears or on human resources? 


For 3 days, artists and thinkers will meet in a public square in Palermo to open up a dialogue about the cultural consequences of globalization. The team behind the Arts & Globalization Platform will build a Global Garden in Piazza Magione in Palermo. We would be pleased to see you and we invite you to give your contribution. 

In the context of Manifesta 12, this collateral event will host a talk and performance program and a number of installations, video projections and Special Projects with artists and speakers from most parts of the world. 

We will together with the public investigate and discuss issues related to our time:

How are artists and curators dealing with concepts such as migration, digitalization and mobility, or lack of mobility? What role does the image and representation play in our digital world? How does hyper-connectivity affect our cultures? What kind of strategies, narratives and methods can artists and intellectuals deploy in the current phase of globalization? 

Rikke Jørgensen, founder of the Arts & Globalization Platform and Valentina Gioia Levy, Italian co-curator, say this about the program: 

“We have been inspired by the term “Connectography” that was invented by the global strategist Parag Khanna, who puts together two words: “connectivity” and “geography”. He argues that supply chains today prevail on national borders and interests, while mega urban conglomerates, with their complex infrastructural systems that sometimes go beyond national boundaries, can now compete, in terms of connectivity, even with nation-states. According to the Indian expert in international relations, this trend is destined to further increase in the future. Khanna claims that the world is going towards a new kind of hyper-connectivity that is unprecedented in the history of human civilization. However, despite his optimistic attitude, we are witnessing an escalation of fears connected to globalization, which are consequently stimulating a resurgence of nationalism, xenophobic sentiments, and even economic protectionism. In many countries, voters are moving towards conservative and populist political forces, prompting governments themselves to take increasingly rigid measures to protect their borders in more aggressive and intrusive ways. But it seems clear that globalization is moving towards a new phase anyway. What this phase will look like is yet to be seen”.

The Arts & Globalization Platform is a nomadic interdisciplinary platform, which was founded in 2015 after the Arts & Globalization Conference in Copenhagen. The platform was part of the 57th Venice Biennale with an independent pavilion and is dedicated to transnational questions in relation to globalization and contemporary arts and culture.

Invited artists: Jelili Atiku (NG); Lisa Batacchi (IT); Kenneth A. Balfelt (DK) + Kwame Aidoo (GH); La Vaughn Belle (VI); Nasr-eddine Bennacer (DZ/FR); Stefano Cagol (IT); Chim↑Pom (JP); Manohar Chiluveru (IN); Tiffany Chung (VN/USA); Nanna Debois Buhl (DK); Romina De Novellis (IT); Gery De Smet (BE); Jeannette Ehlers (DK); Beya Gille Gacha (CM/FR); Hesselholdt & Mejlvang (DK); Richard Flaming + Jake Nussbaum (US); Moataz Nasr (EG); H.H.Lim (MY); Omraam Tatcheda (CM)

Invited curators: Awam Ampka (NG/US); Nadine Bilong (CM/FR); Blanca De La Torre (ES); Paul Goodwin (UK); Hou Hanru (CN/FR); Alnoor Mitha (UG/UK); Pier Paolo Scelsi (IT); Sumeshwar Sharma (IN)






Art & Connectography. Remapping the Global World through Art is a MANIFESTA 12 Collateral Event organized by Arts & Globalization Platform in collaboration with Kaoz / Dimora Oz.


The program will take place in Piazza Magione

at Kaoz, via Francesco Riso 55, vicolo Caccamo l’Alloro

16 and 17 June – From 09.30 am to 10.30 pm

1 July – From 06.30 pm to 09.30 pm





Rikke Jørgensen, Creative Director and Founder of Arts & Globalization Platform

Valentina Gioia Levy, Project Coordinator for Arts & Globalization in Italy

Giulia Pilieci, Production Assistant

Dimora OZ, KAOZ, Logistic and Institutional Relations


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Arts & Globalization Platform: / T +45 27 50 90 39

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