Mini seminar: Roomservice 3 – guesting other territories
30 September 2021 Another Public visited Art Hub with the third edition of Room Service.
Room Service – guesting other territories is a series of conversations about the ethical dilemmas and cultural conflicts associated with creating art projects in public spaces. What is the best way to act as an artist or curator in other people’s territories? How do you enter cultural contexts that have completely different rules, social codes and notions of art that may be different from those by which you are shaped?
The seminar on 30 September was filmed and edited into this condensed version.
Room Service was devised by the art agency Another Public and is run in collaboration with various venues and actors in the global art world. This third edition of Room Service – a mini-seminar focused on socially engaged art in the light of the current debate on representation, identity, and colonial power dynamics.
In recent years, it has become more popular in Denmark to move art out into new social and cultural contexts. However, an international countertrend has emerged that favours art produced in the context of the reality in which it is rooted.
Under what conditions can it still be legitimate to enter the territories of other people under the impression of being able to create positive change for them? This was one of the questions raised at the seminar. A panel consisting of curator Charlotte Bagger Brandt (DK) and artist Kenneth Balfelt (DK), Vincent Rumahloine (ID) and Dominique Lämmli (CH) discussed tangible methods and social strategies for a successful project. And addressed issues such as hospitality, equality and the equalisation of balances of power in an attempt to identify dilemmas and come up with new ways of continuing to create art for, and with people other than those who are similar to us.
The seminar was moderated by the artist/researcher Lasse Mouritzen and the curator Amalie Frederiksen from the Another Public art agency.
In addition, the artist Jesper Aabille participated with his performative hospitality happening, Five Finger Punch, featuring a punch menu served during the event and accompanied by little stories about the cultural-historical origins of each type of punch.
ABOUT ANOTHER PUBLIC
Another Public is an art agency that curates and promotes art projects in different social contexts with the vision of engaging people in their environment and taking art out of its usual context. Another Public was the brainchild of Amalie Frederiksen and was launched in 2019.
To find out more, visit www.anotherpublic.com