Art at the Heart of AFOI

Posted: Monday 17 October

The arts feature prominently in the 2016 Adelaide Festival of Ideas with poets, philosophers, curators, cultural activists and artists all finding places in the program.

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Home

Saturday 22/10 6.30PM

At our Saturday night special event, poets, story tellers and musicians come together to explore the idea of ‘home’ in a world where more people than ever before are on the move. For some of us home is a physical shelter, an asset, a source of comfort, identity and belonging. For others, the scene of a crime, of nightmares and a point of no return. What does home mean to them? What does it mean for us all? Featuring Ali Alizadeh, Nick Drake, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Michael Mills, Karl Winda Telfer, Manal Younus, and cellist, Rachel Johnston.
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The Case for Nonsense

Sunday 23/10 12.45PM

100 years ago, in Cabaret Voltaire, the DADA anti-art movement emerged in response to the horrors of World War I. DADA used absurdity and irrationality to critique the politics of the time. This session, presented by Guildhouse for the 2016 Creative Time Summit, shows us the irrational as productive political space. Join art-provocateurs Monte Masi, Andy Petrusevics, and Teri Hoskin and be prepared for a performative intervention without the aid of instruments or a plan.
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Justin O’Connor and Sleepwalking to the Future

Saturday 22/10 10AM

As neo-liberalism and its traditional income sources collapse around us, federal funding of cultural activities has gone with them. Cultural activist and global expert on cultural economies, Justin O’Connor proposes a way for culture to articulate a new sense of change beyond ‘disruptive innovation’, a way that values how we live together and enhances the quality of our collective life. Presented in partnership with Laboratory Adelaide.
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Communications, Collections and Cultures

Sunday 23/10 12.45PM

Cultural institutions such as museums and galleries are both repositories and exhibitors of our cultural heritage. They are immensely popular. But how should they operate in a future with changing cultural and economic values? How will our institutions be valued by the next generation? Join panellists Paul Willis, Director, RiAus, Rebecca Evans, Art Gallery of South Australian, and John Long, Royal Society of SA.
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Value. Money. Culture.

Sunday 23/10 3.45PM

What is culture worth? Can we put a price on it? Should we? And if we do, what are the consequences for artists and the so-called creative industries? Come long to hear the opinions of leading cultural commentators and curators, Justin O’Connor, Julian Meyrick and Rebecca Evans, and join in the conversation.
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Thinking Adelaide: a passion for connecting and collecting

Sunday 23/10 10AM

Greg Mackie, Chair of AFOI, was the inaugural recipient of the Dr Jim Bettison and Helen James Foundation Award, given to an individual whose lifetime work is of significant value and benefit to the community. Greg will tell us how Adelaide can position itself as a global thought leader and city of collections.
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