Summit Video Highlights

 

Check out some of our favorite talks from Summits through the years!

 

We want to hear what your favorite talks have been and why–you might see them featured in this space! Email your picks to summit@creativetime.org.

 

2013

 

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LUCY LIPPARD

Watch Lucy Lippard‘s “Location/Dislocation,” providing her insightful, learned perspectives on art and space in urban and rural environments.

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CHIDO GOVERA

Chido Govera talks about her definition of passion and how she has applied it to mushroom cultivation and education, empowering others.

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CHEN SHAOXIONG

Artist Chen Shaoxiong describes his collaborative project Xijing Olympics, one of the Xijing Men’s many projects that uses that uses art, humor, and political commentary to discuss contemporary issues in and between China, Japan, and Korea.


2012

 

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SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK

Keynote speaker Slavoj Žižek challenges us to examine how our desire for social change can sometimes be misaligned with the way we rationalize and attempt to remedy the inequities that create this desire.

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LEÓNIDAS MARTÍN

Economic injustice in Spain is no reason to throw a dance party—or is it? Leónidas Martín proves that sometimes such tactics can be used as successful forms of resistance, capitalizing on the element of surprise while keeping a large movement energized and connected to the cause.

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LAURA POITRAS

Laura Poitras discusses her recent films, which penetrate the shrouded stories of Guantanamo, the Utah Data Storage Unit, and post 9/11 paranoia, and utilize the humanity embedded in them to emotionally implicate her viewers.


2011

 

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MIERLE LADERMAN UKELES

Mierle Laderman-Ukeles recites the manifesto she wrote as a young 30-year-old artist, after which she launched her career of “maintenance art” that challenged societal notions of what art should be.

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CHEMI ROSADO SEIJO

Artist Chemi Rosado Seijo approached El Cerro, a neglected Puerto Rican village, with a plan to unify the members simply by painting houses. The now decade-long project has created a sense of tradition and pride to the citizens, while also affecting the passerby.

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DAN S. WANG

Dan S. Wang recounts the 2011 Wisconsin Uprising and its connections to global movements of Tahrir Square and occupations.


2010

 

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EATING IN PUBLIC

Eating in Public challenges the common notion of government created “public” as inherently good, while using artistic interventions to call to our attention the true commonality that is lost in its making.

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SUPERFLEX

Superflex‘s Bjørnstjerne Christiansen discussed the Danish collective’s ongoing project Guarana Power, a collaboration with the Guarana farmers in the Brazilian Amazon to produce a soft drink from the local seed, a commonly used ingredient in mass produced energy drinks.

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THE INTERNATIONAL ERRORIST

The International Errorist presents examples of how their darkly humorous street actions, including the protest of President Bush’s 2005 visit to Argentina, have contributed to a global movement from Mexico to Japan.


2009

 

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OKWUI ENWEZOR

Internationally renowned curator Okwui Enwezor asks us to consider documentary photography’s relationship to violence, and its link not only to the subject, but to “an entire apparatus of social perception.”

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THOMAS HIRSCHHORN

Thomas Hirschhorn presents his 2009 project The Bijlmer Spinoza-Festival. A sculpture based on the form of Spinoza’s book The Ethics, the work also functioned as a public platform for lectures, workshops, and performances created in collaboration with Amsterdam’s Bijlmer neighborhood.

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MEL CHIN

In Mel Chin’s performative lecture, he explains the dire state of lead pollution in New Orleans and updates us on Operation Paydirt and the Fundred Dollar Bill Project–initiatives he launched in 2006 that have since enlisted tens of thousands of citizens in the fight against lead poisoning.


 

Teaser Videos

 

 

Local Opinions

OCTOBER 25 & 26, 2013

Creative Time asked representatives of Summit screening sites around the globe to interview local residents talking about their neighborhoods, how they’ve changed, and the role that culture and public art have played in their cities. This video also played during the Summit.


 

 

Summit Teaser Video

SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

Artist Pablo Helguera, artist and activist Malkia Cyril, art historian and activist Alan Moore, and artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles speak about the unique experience of attending the Creative Time Summit.

 

 

“How to Pay for Your Summit Ticket”

JUNE 25, 2013

This year, the Creative Time Summit is offering Pay-What-You-Choose tickets, and this educational film explains how to approach your boss about paying for your attendance.