Round Table




Can the Exiled Seek Refuge?

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This session is held in the Art Gallery of Ontario, Gallery School (Room 020)


Led by Vasif Kortun


Vasif Kortun pursues interdisciplinary research in the fields of contemporary visual art, archives, spatial practices and their institutions. With extensive knowledge and experience in establishing mission driven institutions, such as SALT, Kortun advises art organizations on long-term strategies, design and building processes and assembling interdisciplinary teams. Kortun is on the board of directors of the Foundation for Arts Initiatives, and serves as the managing editor for L’Internationale.


This round table asks how to do address the conditions of exile today when dissidents are not often allowed to flee but instead rot away in jails. Is there a place for exiled cultural producers and intellectuals? Are there ways to turn this tragedy into a productive context?