7 Aug 2011

AHM announce symposium 3 - Saturday 1st October 2011, DCA, Dundee

State of Play – Art and Culture in Scotland Today
Saturday 1st October 2011, 11am – 4pm (registration from 10:30am)
Cinema, DCA, Dundee
Tickets - £10 Concessions - £5

Symposium Themes

AHM’s third and final symposium will bring together the main themes of previous symposia in a debate about the role of art and culture in shaping Scotland’s future, while making reference to an earlier conference entitled “ What Kind of Scotland” organised by the magazine Scottish International in Edinburgh in1973. AHM regard that conference to be of particular relevance to the present debate about Scotland’s future as a nation and as a society.

The keynote address will be delivered by Gerry Hassan, a leading writer and critic on culture and politics. Presentations will be given by Jenny Brownrigg Exhibition Director The Glasgow School of Art, artist Ross Sinclair and Jean Urquhart MSP. Gerry Hassan, the main speaker, has consistently argued the case for cultural change and transformation “ It is time to start living dangerously and take risks. To think and act beyond tribes and labels. Instead, we need to develop new forms of engagement, discussion and debate, developing spaces, forums and places which aid this. This is time for humility, courage and listening, for trying a different kind of politics. It is time to start living, breathing and taking part in the new Scotland.”

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