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IETM’s Publications on Value of Contemporary Arts and Cultural Practice to Individuals and Society

Wednesday, February 1, 2017   (0 Comments)

IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts)’s latest publication series Fresh Perspectives explores how the contemporary arts sector is engaged with the crucial issues of today's reality: gender, politics, economy, environment, globalization and more.

  • FRESH PERSPECTIVES 1: The Invisible Hand, Art in the transition to another economy
    The Invisible Hand, the first publication in the "Fresh Perspectives" series, looks at how art relates to economy. Mission Models Money’s Charlie Tims and Shelagh Wright have analysed artistic projects that directly deal with issues of the economy, money or economic exchange. They looked at how these projects resonate in today’s economic and social environment.
  • FRESH PERSPECTIVES 2: Shifting Scales and Sceneries, Arts, Globalisation and Territories
    This new publication of IETM’s Fresh Perspectives series deals with performing arts and territories. Global issues like economic stress, environmental challenges and migration flows are influencing and transforming European cities and their populations. National identities no longer correspond to national borders; the physical and the mental spaces we inhabit – our territories – are shifting.
  • FRESH PERSPECTIVES 3: The Art of Disobedience
    The 3rd issue of the Fresh Perspectives series, The Art of Disobedience, looks at how arts interfere and engage with politics. The author, Daniel Gorman, takes us on a journey through crucial topics such as arts in conflict zones, arts and citizenship, ethically controversial sources of funding for arts and cultural boycott. 
  • FRESH PERSPECTIVES 4: Art for the Planet's Sake
    Climate change engulfs us. Scientists inform us that our civilisation is nearing collapse, unless we implement a radical change towards a low-carbon and low-resource economy. Tapping into a different instinct and rationale than political rhetoric, corporate sales-patter and scientific data, art prepares us for this change -  not in calculations but in humanity.
  • FRESH PERSPECTIVES 5: Of Boxes and Ceilings, Arts and Gender
    This Fresh Perspectives publication deals with a complex and delicate topic whose borders are often blurred - gender. It highlights some crucial points – the definition of genders, gender identity, feminism, gender bias and discrimination – that intertwine in a complex individual and social web. It seeks to clarify some terms while acknowledging that there is no clear consensus, even in the academic field, but only general agreement on them. It focuses on the insoluble tension between the individual and the social and respectfully suggests possible ways to use this tension creatively in order to advance society.