Re-imagining Citizenship

An exhibition collectively curated by the Politicized Practice/Anarchist/Theatre and Performance Research Groups at Martin Hall Exhibition Space forming part of Loughborough University Arts Festival Wednesday 30th May 2018 till Wednesday 31st October 2018

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In government parlance, being a citizen means to be recognised as a ‘subject or national’. How does this play out in our everyday relations? What is at stake in re-imagining new forms of citizenship and modes of civic participation?How can the notion of citizenship – in our trans/post-national society – be reconfigured without subjection?

This exhibition centres on the concept of the citizen/citizen-artist/artist-citizento explore the potential for art practices to re-imagine citizenship. It brings together a range of audio-visualand text-based responses with contributions by artists, researchers and students from across and beyond the University. It includes artworks produced by staff and students at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts of Besançon (France) with whom the Politicized Practice/Anarchist Research Groups and the Theatre and Performance Research Group has an ongoing dialogue around themes related to art, performance and political activisms. Join us for an in-conversation Skype event with invited guest artist Tania Bruguera, on Monday 11th June at 1pm in Martin Hall theatre.

Collectively curated by the Politicized Practice/Anarchist/Theatre and Performance Research Groups at Loughborough University. With thanks to the Working Class Movement Library at Salford for the loan of archive material.

Contact Gill Whiteley for more information G.Whiteley@lboro.ac.uk

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