4Cs - From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture

United Kingdom

Independence Always Proceeds from Interdependence

A call from Poland for increased support for artists and art during Covid-19, and a reflection on their importance in countering fascist narratives and threats to democracy. With thanks to the author, London and Warsaw-based curator Kuba Szreder, and to L’internationale where this article was published.

Staying with the Trouble *

A view from the UK where “the simplifiers, the oligarchs, the enemies of freedom” are making their presence felt, just as they are across Europe. A snapshot of work by Kader Attia, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Kathrin Böhm who provide a counter to the narrow and angry face of prejudice.

Sing Yourself Up*

Reflections following a week at the Antoni Tàpies Foundation for the exhibition ‘Errata’ and associated events. 'Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” (George Orwell, ‘1984')

Digital Cosmos*

A personal blog from the UK in recognition of the value of art online at this time of extreme anxiety and economic hardship. Thank you to all the artists, and here’s to the flourishing of conflict-defying and border-flouting friendships, and to art across the digital cosmos.

Over everything which exists under the sky

A group of Royal College of Art students created a temporary research studio at Gasworks exploring what it means to be a resident in both the global art world and with respect to the wider geopolitical context of borders and restricted mobility.

Research Residency - Noor Abuarafeh

For the UK residency, the Royal College of Art has partnered with Delfina Foundation to provide an opportunity for an artist who is interested in working with people in the context of cultural intolerance and those who feel marginalised in London. The aim is to facilitate a close interaction with communities and audiences who are not usually engaged with the existing cultural offer and do not have a voice in it.