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Crisis Art Festival

THE CRISISART FESTIVAL

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What are our crises? What can an artistic expression be when caught within a network of catastrophes and commodification? How do the imminent threats of climate change, war-mongering, and the consolidation of the world’s wealth to the 1% of the population inform the ethical charge of art making and living in community?

We have responded with the formation of the CrisisArt collective whose intention is to foster international collaboration that culminates in a festival of arts and activism, workshops, and collective engagement. This year’s CrisisArt festival will take place in Arezzo, Italy, at the Tuscan campus for the Accademia dell’Arte from June 25-30, 2017.

We would like to invite you to join our collective of artists and activists, creators and performers in order to create a festival of cooperative artistic engagement, wherein the free exchange of expression and ideas can establish and embolden an artistic community; one which is committed to confronting the web of crises that afflict our societies. We want to understand, together, what is the ethical role of the artist in our given capitalist quagmire and act with fresh impetus and daring insight.

As artist/activists, how can we resist the co-opting of our own expressions by the dynamics of global capitalism? It is our belief that accepting the rational political discourse of reform will lead to the exacerbation of current quagmires. The coming catastrophes will surely become worse unless we all take radical action in our communities, our ensembles, ourselves. We aim to create a festival that transforms our goals into concrete methods.

The chaos of crisis provides winds of stimulation for new ideas, for the co-existence of meaning and non-meaning.

Crisis Art Festival

June 25-30, 2017

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