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PRESS ROOM at the Creative Time Summit

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PRESS ROOM will be returning to Venice as a Special Project during the 7th Creative Time Summit, presenting three breakfast briefings on the mornings of 11, 12 and 13 August 2015 at the Cymru yn Fenis / Wales in Venice collateral exhibition venue.

The Summit is the New York-based nonprofit Creative Time’s annual platform for the intersections of art and politics. This year it is being staged as part of Okwui Enwezor’s curated exhibition for the 56th Venice Biennale, All The World’s Futures.

In keeping with the Summit’s theme of “The Curriculum”, PRESS ROOM are inviting a number of Guest Editors to present conceptual briefings for artists and citizen journalists to respond to throughout the three days.

PRESS ROOM at Creative Time Summit will mirror the structures and processes of journalism and PR, replacing the journalist with the interventionist – contemporary artists who take on the role of artist-investigator – in order to question and explore how knowledge is constructed and cemented within universal narratives.

The breakfast sessions will be an official pre-summit meeting point where the Venice arts community, summit delegates and members of the public can gather for morning coffee, croissants and dialogue.

The project is supported by A plus A Gallery and School for Curatorial Studies Venice and kindly hosted by Cymru yn Fenis / Wales in Venice. Helen Sear’s collateral exhibition …the rest is smoke will be open early from 8.45am for delegates attending the three breakfast briefings. Cymru yn Fenis / Wales in Venice is commissioned and managed by the Arts Council of Wales and Wales Arts International with support and collaboration from the Welsh Government and British Council.

Practical details:

Breakfast sessions: Creative Time delegates are invited to attend pre-summit breakfast ‘press briefings’ taking place at Cymru yn Fenis / Wales in Venice on the mornings of 11, 12 and 13 August 2015, 8.45am-9.45am. Full venue details and map here.

Press Office: Over the course of each day, summit delegates can stop by PRESS ROOM’s floating ‘news desk’ situated within the Creative Time Summit in the Arsenale’s Teatro Tese Cinquecentesche to receive a daily curriculum of press briefings. Look out for the PRESS ROOM banner-stand.

Online: Follow on Twitter @pressroomvenice #pressroom, on Facebook and visit pressroom.org.uk for the latest alternative news and information throughout the summit.

creative-time     Venice Biennale logo strip 2015  A plus A Gallery, Venice

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