Venice Biennale: Jelili Atiku and Paul Goodwin: Can Art Change the Society?

TALK 4PM-6PM: CAN ART CHANGE THE SOCIETY? On Performance Art, Healing and Human Rights.

Prof. Paul Goodwin (UK) in conversation performance artist Jelili Atiku (Nigeria).

The Talk is part of the programme Remembering the Future that takes place at the Arts & Globalization Pavilion 10-19 May 2017, Palazzo Rossini, Venice

Jelili Atiku is a Nigerian multimedia artist with political concerns for human rights and justice. Through drawing, installation sculpture, photography, video and live art performance; he strive to help viewers understand the world and expanding their understanding and experiences, so that they can activate and renew their lives and environments. Since 2008, he has been involved in an ongoing performance project, In the Red, which uses red as a symbol of life, suffering, danger and violence. In 2008/2009, his performance video, Victim of Political Assassination was showcased in Video Library section of Rencontres Internationales in Paris, Berlin and Madrid. He also featured in the Geisai #12 Contemporary Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan (2009), 16th Festival International D’Art Video de Casablanca, Morocco (2009), Old News #6, Malmo, Lagos and Copenhagen (2009/2010) and Freedom to Create Prize, Singapore (2009). He is also part of the Venice Biennale 2017.

Paul Goodwin is an independent curator, lecturer and urban theorist based in London. Paul’s curatorial and research interests span the fields of art and migration, urbanism and critical curation. As a curator at Tate Britain from 2008-2012 he directed Tate Britain’s pioneering Cross Cultural Programme a multi-discpliniary platform exploring the impact of globalisation on contemporary art in Britain. He has curated and co-curated a number of internationally significant exhibitions including: Migrations: Journeys Into British Art, Tate Britain 2012; Thin Black Line(s), Tate Britain, 2011; Go Tell It On The Mountain: Towards A New Monumentalism, 2011 and Ways of Seeing, 2012, 3-D Foundation Sculpture Park in Verbier, Switzerland; Coming Ashore, 2011, Berardo Collection Museum in Lisbon, Portugal; Underconstruction, Hospital Julius De Matos, Lisbon, Portugal, 2009.

Paul has been invited to give keynote lectures and chair conferences at universities and museums around the world including: University of Sydney and Australia Council, Australia; Museum of Modern Art, Rio, Brazil; the Sorbonne in Paris; Danish Centre for Art and Interculture, Copenhagen, Federal Agency for Civic Education , Berlin; Stedelik Museum Bureau in Amsterdam, Tate Modern in London. He has held teaching and research positions in the fields of visual culture, urbanism and critical theory at the universities of Oxford, Greenwich, Goldsmiths, University of London , University of Paris, Diderot – Paris 7, Connecticut State University, USA and Stanford University Centre in Oxford. Paul Goodwin was UAL Joint Chair of Black Art and Design from 2013-2016. He is currently UAL Chair of Contemporary Art and Urbanism and Director of TrAIN.

For more information:
Curator Rikke Jørgensen, +45 27509039, The Arts & Globalization Pavilion, Palazzo Rossini, Venice.

Monday 15 May, 2017