1 – 4 May 2011

Four-day debate ‘Allegories of Good and Bad Government’

Carolien Gehrels, Nicoline van Harskamp, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Sjim Hendrix, Hans van Houwelingen, Metahaven, Jonas Staal, Michiel van Wessem
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From 1 until 4 May four artists and four politicians have found themselves willing to reflect openly on their own strategies as well as the possibility of collaboration with others. What binds them is the realisation that art and politics converge on many levels, and that they are crucial in shaping society.

The discussion takes place by means of artistic and political cases, such as an artwork, a policy a commentary or something else selected by the participants. The entire conversation will be transcribed. The public will be able to follow the creation of the text on site.

Opening hours during 1-4 May: 9AM – 6AM and 8:30PM – 11PM

Initiators: Carolien Gehrels, Hans van Houwelingen and Jonas Staal

Participants: Salima Belhaj (D66), (Mariko Peters, GroenLinks - Green leftParty), Carolien Gehrels (PvdA – Labor Party), Nicoline van Harskamp, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Hans van Houwelingen, Ruud Nederveen (VVD), Jonas Staal, Michiel van Wessem (VVD - Popular Party for Freedom and Democracy)

Spatial Design: Metahaven

Chef: Sjim Hendrix

Introduction to the work of Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1290—1348): Gijs Frieling