Creative Time

Creative Time Heads to Toronto for a Summit and A Public Artwork

June 29th, 2017

Creative Time is pleased to announce two major activations in Toronto, Canada this fall. The New York based public art nonprofit will hold its 10th iteration of the Creative Time Summit, an annual convening for thinkers, dreamers, and doers working at the intersection of art and politics for its first time this September 28-30.

This year’s Summit, titled “Of Homelands and Revolution”, is co-produced by Creative Time with The Power Plant, in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario. Gayatri Spivak, Winona LaDuke, Wanda Nanibush, Elizabeth Mpofu, Syrus Marcus Ware, Srećko Horvat, and Wael Shawky are amongst over 80 international and Toronto-based participants. Full list below.

The Summit coincides with “Monument to 100 Years of Revolution,” an immersive, site specific exhibition during Nuit Blanche that transforms Toronto’s City Hall into a reflection on revolutions past, present, and future, curated by Creative Time Artistic Director Nato Thompson, on September 30.

Through speakers, performances, and conversations featuring more than 80 international and Toronto-based participants, “Of Homelands and Revolution” will explore both the geopolitical and intimate connotations of home, from exile, displacement, violence, and refugeeism on the global scale to the everyday and extraordinary realms of domestic life and hospitality. And, in consideration of the centennial of the October Revolution, the Summit will also look back at the many forms of radical sociality, aesthetics, and anti-capitalist organizing that it has inspired, particularly in light of the resurgence of neoliberalism and the global turn to the right today.

“We live in a dark historic period. Of that, there is little doubt,” said Creative Time Artistic Director Nato Thompson. “100 years after a revolution that promised to liberate people from the overwhelming totality of capitalism, we are reminded by anti-colonialist struggles and indigenous legacies just how far the world has to go. We are proud to host such a diverse, international group of groundbreaking artists, activists, and thinkers, and expect the Summit to be, as ever, an incisive and invaluable conversation sharing techniques, strategies and dreams.”

Summit passes are available now. Learn more and get your pass here.