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Necessary Journeys

Focusing on the formation of new perspectives through a range of artistic journeys, this symposium explores concerns facing artists from diverse fields.

Through a series of departures and returns, artists have occasionally deployed the recurring motifs of the journey: exploration, discovery, revelation and transformation. This strategy has allowed them to critically navigate the global spaces of displacement and diaspora, and the high anxiety of belonging.

Focusing on the formation of new perspectives through an extensive range of artistic journeys, this symposium explores some of the current concerns facing artists working on and across the borders of art, moving image and time-based practice. Within this moment of extensive mobility and migration, artists come together to consider how being elsewhere might, like alchemy, transform the practice of art.

Speakers include: Ricardo Basbaum, Caryl Phillips, Harold Offeh, Jonzi D, Rene Gabri, Ayreen Anastas, Tirdad Zolghadr, Irit Rogoff, Jackie Kay, Keith Piper, susan pui san lok, Kodwo Eshun, Fernando Arias, Oreet Ashery, Dinu Li, Margareta Kern, Ralph Hoyte, Jiva Parthipan, and Trevor Woolery.


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Date and Time:

11 November 2005 at 4:00 pm


Half Day



Tate Modern
+44 20 78 87 8000
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Organised by:

Arts Council England
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£20. £15 concessions

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Book online at www.tate.org.uk/modern or call +44 20 7887 8888.

Additional Information:

This is a two-day symposium: 11 & 12 November 2005

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