Rethinking Publicness – Today and Tomorrow 

Social Practices

LocationGöteborgs Konsthall
  • Michelle Teran
  • Affiliated research project

  • Rethinking Publicness – today and tomorrow explores the meaning of publicness and what this concept entails from the perspective of art. Göteborgs Konsthall, HDK-Valand, and Gibca have jointly invited a number of internationally practicing artists to share their experiences of working under conditions that have a critical impact on artistic creativity and participation. The artists talk about different methods of doing and thinking during the pandemic and reflect on what the encounter between art and audience can entail in the future. 

    Over the past year, all institutions and professionally active artists have directly or indirectly had to consider how to deal with publicness. This event is an opportunity to address the issue openly, generously and speculatively together. The program presents a variety of contemporary definitions of publicness; what it can be, what it is now, and possible common futures for institutions, artists, students, participants, audiences and the general public. 

    Event website

    Keynote speaker: Michelle Teran. Participating artists: FRAUD, Jonas Staal.  

    The discussion is facilitated by Dr. Viviana Checchia, senior lecturer, Fine Art at HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design. 

    This is a digital event on zoom and will be in English. 

    13-13.15 Welcome speech by Stina Edblom, Artistic leader Göteborgs Konsthall, and moderator Viviana Checchia gives a short introduction to the program 
    13.15-13.50 Keynote Michelle Teran 
    13.50-14 Break 
    14-14.30 FRAUD presentation 
    14.30-14.55 Jonas Staal presentation 
    14.55-15.10 Break 
    15.10-16 Moderated panel discussion/ Q&A with integrated conclusions by Michelle Teran 


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