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‘Art-led urbanism’ public talk by Lewis Biggs

The Mondriaan Fund is delighted to present, in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Wednesday Night Live serie, a talk by Lewis Biggs.

Since stepping down as Director of Tate Liverpool to take on the role of Artistic Director and CEO of Liverpool Biennial in 2000, Lewis Biggs has worked to create programmes that integrate visual arts thinking and practice with an urbanist aim and awareness. The Institute for Public Art researches such practice globally under his chairmanship, dedicated to the research, propagation and advocacy of artist-led urbanism.

In the town of Folkestone, UK, the first three editions of the Triennial have ‘produced’ new public spaces and pathways while enriching and reinforcing the civic awareness of the population. Biggs talk will illustrate art-led urbanism, using existing examples from Folkestone Artworks Collection and previewing the forthcoming Folkestone Triennial (2 September-5 November 2017).

As part of his independent research Lewis Biggs will visit the Netherlands as guest in the Mondriaan Fund visitors program between 1 and 5 May 2017. With a view to promoting art from the Netherlands abroad, the Mondriaan Fund organizes special visitors programs for foreign visual art professionals. Visitors programs are organized for curators and other professionals to offer greater insight into contemporary visual arts from the Netherlands and to strengthen international ties and promote the exchange of ideas.

Date: Wednesday 3 May 2017
Talk: 7:15-8:45 pm
Doors open: 7:00 pm
Location: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, Rotterdam
Language: English
Entrance: Free
Reservation required – RSVP: Haco de Ridder:

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