Life on Mars – “Toward a metamorphosis?”

How are institutions changing today? How are artists interpreting their role? Which are the practices that are inspiring the cultural sector nowadays based on new modelsof social inclusion, cultural and political participation? What programs are being enacted under cultural policy? What focused actions are artists and organizations taking?Are they representing a field in which top-down and bottom-up forces can work together?

Life on Mars 2019 – “Toward a metamorphosis?” reflects on the paradigm-shift in the artistic practices, in the cultural policies, and on the theme of “cultural resistance”. The latter is here understood as a transformational outlook designed to bring into being cultural bodies that rethink their artistic, social and political mission in favour of an inclusive society, drawing strength from diversity (no matter what the form) while experimenting with different approaches, policies and practices (artistic and managerial) of collaboration and sustainable development.

Life on Mars 2019 – “Toward a metamorphosis” is a moment of networking that aims to propose an exchange of equal footing between artists, institutions, researchers and cultural professionals, using participatory formats that offer opportunities of discussion and new relationships.

The event is curated by – Live internationalization gateway. It is inspired by the research on the notion of ‘cultural resistance’ made by Giuliana Ciancio in the frame of the C.C.Q.O. Pascal Gielen will open the conference with the key-note speech titled ‘From cultural institutions towards artistic constitutions: reinventing civil space’

From the C.C.Q.O. will also join the conference Lara Garcia Diaz and Maria Francesca De Tullio.

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