Geoff Cox co-organised Plymouth conference and presents paper

Geoff Cox has co-organised and will be presenting a paper at the following conference in Plymouth.

workshop/conference, part of the Finale Symposium for British Art Show 7

Dates: 1-3 December 2011
Venues: Plymouth University and Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, UK.

In times of financial crisis, austerity measures, and the increased privatisation of digital networks and public services, what are the conditions under which we produce art, ideas and concepts? If working as part of the arts has always been precarious, it now operates in exaggerated ways. The symposium will explore these issues in the context of the British Art Show (currently taking place in Plymouth), asserting that the future is largely conditioned through the reality of the political economy, leaving the art world ever more vulnerable but also at the same time a crucial site of struggle. In these precarious times, what does the art world have to offer?

Speakers include Franco Berardi Bifo (online), Kevin Carter, Geoff Cox, Freee collective, Robert Jackson, Joasia Krysa, Anya Lewin, Malcolm Miles, Vlad Morariu, Andrew Prior, Helen Pritchard, Stevphen Shukaitis, Kuba Szreder, Magda Tyzlik-Carver, and

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Precarious Times is organised by KURATOR and Culture-­Theory-Space research groups, Plymouth University, UK, in collaboration with the Digital Aesthetics Research Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Supported by the Centre for Media, Art and Design Research (MADr), Plymouth University, University College Falmouth, Centre for Digital Urban Living, Aarhus University, and Plymouth Visual Arts Consortium (PVAC).

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