Street Art & Urban Creativity International Conference in Lisbon
We are looking forward to the Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity International Conference 2016 coming up this week in Portugal. Although we won’t make it to Lisbon personally we are really curious about the scheduled program at this years conference on urban art and urban theoretics.
Besides a long list of speakers from around the globe, part of the conference will be also the very interesting Studio Urma run by the Berlin based artist and architect Christos Voutichtis and the literary theorist Jonas Aaron Rehm. Studio Urma has become the testing ground of a dialogue between art and philosophy.
Photo © Mario Drescher
Their aim is to foster the exchange between the working artist and the theorist who have since antiquity found themselves divided along the lines of the classical oppositions of activity and passivity, theory and practice, art and philosophy. The aim is to test and question these limits which results necessarily in a questioning of the limits of art as such.
At the Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity International Conference they will present some of their ideas on which this dialogue centers and how they relate to recent works by Christos Voutichtis. The presentation itself is an attempt to situate Urban Art within a philosophical tradition that notoriously banned the artist from within the city limits. All of this is informed by the readings of modern and postmodern thinkers especially in association with post structuralism. The concern is to redefine art’s place within the city.
Christos Voutichtis and Jonas Aaron Rehm from Studio Urma (Photo © Mario Drescher)
Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity International Conference 2016
June 16 – 18
Header Photo: © Christos Voutichtis