BOOK TALKS June-July 2022: The Art of Activism and the Activism of Art by Gregory Sholette

COMING UP IN JUNE AND JULY from the author of The Art of Activism and the Activism of Art:
UNIDEE Residency Summer 2022: Sustaining Embedded Arts Practice
WHEN: 5 June / 18 June 2022
WHERE: Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto
Concluding the research arc around embedded arts practices curated by Andy Abbott, the UNIDEE and Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto residency is an opportunity to share and unpack ongoing practice or action research with a group of peers and guest mentors including artist and co-leader of the Victoria Square Project Maria Papadimitriou (Greece), economic geographer and co-author of Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities, Professor Katherine Gibson (Australia), artist, activist, and author of Art as Social Action and Dark Matter, Gregory Sholette (USA), cultural producer and director of the creative regeneration practice Media and Arts Partnership (MAAP), Sue Ball (UK), and curator, writer, researcher and artistic director of the East Leeds Project Dr Kerry Harker (UK).
More context and information HERE.
WHEN:19 - 25 June 2022
WHERE: Sirius Art Center, Cobh,County Cork, Ireland
Gregory Sholette is the 2022 Summer scholar in residence at Sirius Arts Centre
Art (the centre facilitates the production and presentation of, and public engagement with, art and knowledge). While at SIRIUS, he leads our inaugural Summer School devoted to themes of art and politics (check our posts dedicated to the programme on Instagram). He is also making connections with other organisations and peers in Ireland, including the Fire Station Artists' Studios in Dublin, where he delivers a Summer Seminar. 
More information HERE.

Nuestra Semana en La Habana con los Artistas del Futuro de Cuba 
WHEN: 27 June 2022, 5.00 pm-6.30 pm CEST
WHERE: Documenta Halle, Kassel, Germany
This is an event by lumbung member Instituto de Artivismo Hannah Arendt (INSTAR)encountering Havana and the students attending INSTAR, in collaboration with Queens Social Practice Program. Guest speakers: Gregory Sholette & Olga Kopenkina.
More information HERE.

WHEN: 4 / 5 July 2022
WHERE: Dublin 
Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS) are delighted that New-York based artist, activist and writer, Professor Gregory Sholette, will lead our 2022 Summer Seminar, The Art of Activism and the Activism of Art. Named after his upcoming book (Autumn 2022 publication), the two-day seminar will focus on the theory and practice of protest aesthetics from the Situationists of the 1960s to Black Lives Matter today.
Participants will be invited to explore the nature of their own socially engaged art practice through various critical lenses including curatorial, research-based, educational and artistic.
For this dynamic seminar, Gregory has invited two guest speakers with a wide range of knowledge and relevant experiences to contribute to the seminar: Olga Kopenkina who will contribute to the discussion with a focus on curatorial activism in Belarus during the 2020 anti-government protests and Mykola Rydni, curator and activist from Ukraine, who will discuss wartime cultural practices.
More information HERE.
Find out more about Greg's book HERE.