Where: Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA
£: Free except for the walking tour (details below)
What is it?
terms & conditions is a project comprising of a series of events devised by Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) in collaboration with artist Margareta Kern, at Rivington Place. The events, ranging from talks and discussions to workshops and walking tours, explore the impact of neoliberal capitalism on migration and labour with a focus on the social and economic injustices.
Kern is joined by contributors from diverse fields including artists, academics and activists in an open forum for debate and learning. Themes include: who are migrant workers today?; current crises and the rise of xenophobia; a history of anti-fascism in Britain; immigration and protest, and the displacement of women and work. This series continues and develops Kern’s interest in the relationship of economy and migration, knowledge and action, art and activism.
About the artist:
Margareta Kern’s artistic practice engages with the social and political spheres through multi-layered and inter-disciplinary projects. Kern is interested in the relationship of performance, narrative and participation to documentary and experimental image-making. Kern was born in the socialist Yugoslavia and migrated to London at the beginning of the civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. She studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths, and Visual and Material Culture at UCL, London.
Thursday 15th September, 6:30 – 8pm:
Talk and discussion: Who are the Migrant Workers Today?
With Dr Faiza Shaheen, economist, Kevin Ward, Professor of Human Geography, Latin American Workers Association, and collective Precarious Workers Brigade.
Saturday 17th September, 3 – 5pm:
Film screening: The Work They Say Is Mine
Screenings on the visibility of the labour of women and migrants, organised with Cinenova, a distributor of film and video made by women. Cinenova working group members Melissa Castagnetto and Marina Vishmidt will introduce the screening
Satuday 24th September, 3 – 5.30pm:
Talk and discussion: Immigrant Protest: Politics, Aesthetics and Everyday Dissent
With Dr Imogen Tyler, Sociology Senior Lecturer & Leverhulme Fellow, activist group No Borders London, and artists Nada Prlja and Margareta Kern.
Thursday 29th September, 6.30 – 8pm:
Talk: Current Crises and the Rise of Xenophobia
With Ash Amin, Professor of Geography at Cambridge University.
Saturday 1st October, 3 – 4.30pm:
Anti-Fascist self-learning workshop, through the Bishopsgate Institute’s Archive
With the Aesthetics of Resistance reading group.
Saturday 1st October, 5 – 7pm, (£6 and £5 concessions):
Anti-Fascist Footprints guided walking tour
Led by David Rosenberg, teacher and educationalist, highlighting historical events in East London.