Antonia Alampi is the director of Spore Initiative in Berlin. Her professional practice as a cultural organizer, curator, and director, has been defined by working collaboratively with artists and professionals from different fields and backgrounds.
At Bildmuseet’s anniversary forum, she will address the many multifaceted roles art and cultural practices play, as well as the importance of being attentive with forms that may escape immediate understanding and positioning.
Alampi has been involved in cultural and artistic projects and actions pursuing social, political and environmental justice, and supporting nonconformist forms of interpreting the earth and its lives that have often been historically repressed. She teaches, writes essays, edits books and talks in public. Antonia Alampi’s former positions include artistic co-director of SAVVY contemporary in Berlin, curator of Sonsbeek2020 in Arnhem and Extra-City Kunsthal in Antwerp.
Welcome by the director of Bildmuseet and host of the anniversary forum What Do We Need Art For?.
Artist Katarina Pirak Sikku gives a personal account of art’s significance for herself and people around her.
Professor Gavin Butt considers the history of "art-pop" music and the world-making capacities of art today.
Dramatist and writer Stina Oscarson talks about the importance of art in reminding us that we are human.
Artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah answers the posed question in conversation with director Katarina Pierre.
South African photographer Cedric Nunn talks about the context in which he is a politically active artist.
Curator Maria Lind on contemporary art as a form of understanding and tool for relating to existence.
Musicians Sofia Jannok and Dennis Lyxzén on what art and culture have meant in their lives.
Curator Tone Olaf Nielsen discusses artistic and curatorial responses to the refugee crisis.
Artist Jumana Emil Abboud performs a reading about walking in the Palestinian landscape.
Artist Mats Caldeborg reflects on the significance of art and the human ability for abstract thinking.
Artist Grada Kilomba gives her answer to the question posed in a conversation with director Katarina Pierre.
Curator and director Antonia Alampi addresses the multifaceted roles that art and cultural practices play.
As his contribution to the online forum, Naeem Mohaimen shows us the new film work Against Regret (23 min).