August 25, 2022
Mladi Levi Festival, The Old Power Station, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nine years ago, together with nine partners, we conceived the international project Create to Connect, in which we sought new connections between artists and audiences and established new public spaces through art. In 2018, we expanded the partnership and upgraded the project to Create to Connect -> Create to Impact with fourteen international artistic and scientific organizations. In it, we explore the influence of art in society, the meaning and value of our work through the prism of social changes, opening up new spaces, empowerment, and emancipation. The Create to Connect -> Create to Impact project is coming to an end at the end of August this year, but the cooperation between the partners continues, perhaps also in the new project called Create to Permeate. But first, we take the time to look back. At the dynamic closing event, we will talk about what we have succeeded in; we will present the new book Social Impact in Art and Culture: The Diverse Lives of a Concept, edited by Iva Kosmos and Martin Pogačar and published by ZRC Publishing House and Bunker; and in the end, we will have the opportunity to see the interventions of the artists with whom we collaborated the most in the project.
10:30 a.m. – Presentation of the project Create to Connect -> Create to Impact: Alma R. Selimović, Maja Vižin, Tamara Bračič Vidmar, Klara Drnovšek Solina, Carolina Mano Marques, Tjaša Pureber
11 a.m. – Presentation of the book Social impact in arts and culture: the diverse lives of a concept in roundtable discussion: Iva Kosmos, Martin Pogačar, Istvan Szakats, Josipa Lulić
2:30 p.m. – Tanja Radež & Nada Žgank: A Piece of the Century, guided tour of exhibition
3 p.m. – Jaka Železnikar: Private Property — Access Forbidden, Updated, online intervention
3:30 p.m. – Siniša Labrović: Words, public space intervention
5 p.m. – Debate café: Art – Future – Social Impact: Silke Huysmans, Hannes Derrere, Lea Kukovičič, moderated by: Sodja Zupanc Lotker
More about the artistic programme of the Mladi Levi Festival at Bunker’s website.
Partners of CtC -> CtI : Bunker, Ljubljana, Slovenia * Artsadmin, London, UK * AltArt, Cluj-Napoca, Romania * BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway * La Villette, Paris, France * Noorderzon, Groningen, The Netherlands * Theater Rotterdam, The Netherlands * Arts and Theatre Institute, Prague, Czech Republic * Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal * Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), Ljubljana, Slovenia * Drugo more, Rijeka, Croatia * Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy * NTGent, Ghent, Belgium * Public Art Platform – Tbilisi, Georgia * United Artist Labour, Belgrade, Serbia
Infographics designed by Zoran Pungerčar, photo by Branka Keser.