Online workshop

How can art contribute to a more inclusive society by taking into account the needs and interests of a wide range of audiences, such as children, young people, seniors, or people from socially excluded groups? How can we share our experiences and learn from and with those audiences? How can we engage in dialogue through art and collaborate with people from communities we do not encounter on a daily basis? And how can alternative strategies in art mediation help to communicate questions related to complicated pasts and work on critical memory? The participants of the seminar-exhibition curators, museum educators, and artists-will share their experiences of how mediation and new forms of audience collaboration can not only help to create a socially responsible and inclusive environment, but also reflect on and address issues that are related to the uneasy relations between past and present, their entangled nature in the twentieth century, and the consequences that difficult pasts have had for contemporary realities in Europe.

The event will be live streamed on Facebook:

The project "From Complicated Past Towards Shared Futures" seeks to explore and communicate the entanglements of past and present, and is searching for new approaches to the ways that art and culture can raise awareness of these issues for the wider public and even influence current realities. The workshop is supported by the Creative Europe program of the European Union and the target program "KultūrELPA" of the State Culture Capital Foundation, Latvia.

>> Ieva Astahovska and Māra Žeikare, curators of the Latvian Center for Contemporary Art, Riga,
"Communicating Difficult Pasts" and "Agents of Change: Mediating Minorities"

>> Agnieszka Wojciechowska-Sej, educator of the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź,
How Can Art Mediation Help to Communicate Difficult Pasts?

>> Eglė Nedzinskaitė, curator of educational programs at the National Gallery of Art, Vilnius,
Welcoming More People to the Museum

>> Virág Lődi, head of the mediation working group, Nikolett Erőss, curator, OFF-Biennale Budapest, and Szilvia Szénási, Uccu Roma Informal Educational Foundation,
Collectively Carried Out. A journey of a painting from an orphanage to a museum. Experiences of children's activities and community programmes

>> Mimmi Sjö, curator for mediation and education at Malmö Art Museum,
History through Art-a pedagogigal program for high school students in Malmö

>> Jenny Kagan, artist,
"Big Action"

>> Katarzyna Bojarska, assistant professor in the Department of Cultural Studies at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw,
RePAST-Revisiting the Past, Anticipating the Future

>> Anna Priedola, artist,
Data Recipes for Short-Term Memories.

The workshop is organized within the framework of the project "From Complicated Past Towards Shared Futures," which is a collaboration between the Latvian Center for Contemporary Art in Riga, the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius, OFF-Biennale in Budapest, Museum Sztuki in Lodz, and Malmö Art Museum.
Its participants will discuss case studies that have found new ways and creative methods to work with various audiences and to approach topics related to difficult pasts.

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2021 12 16

2:00 PM (CEET)

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Creative workshop on the experiences of an inclusive contemporary cultural environment and art mediation communicating difficult pasts on 16 December at 2:00 PM (CEET)