CONFERENCE

Connections between East and West

The aim of this panel was to focus on connections between Eastern and Western Europe, South-east Europe and USA, to present both new institutions/ residency centres in Eastern/ Southern Europe and long lasting networks. What was to be discussed stemed from issues of collaboration between organisations with different levels of institutionalisation. What are the changing frameworks for this collaboration and the meanings of "support", "development", "exchange"? What are the issues concerning mutuality of cultural exchange? Speakers gave examples of good and 'working' collaborations. They talked about the conditions and the environment required as a base for successful models of collaboration.

Invited speakers:
Anne Barlow (USA), Director, Art in General
Fritzie Brown (USA), Executive Director, CEC ArtsLink, Inc.
Jean-Baptiste Joly (DE), Director, Akademie Schloss Solitude
Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka (PL), Chief curator, a-i-r laboratory, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
Moderator: Magdalena Raczyńska (PL), Head of Literature, Polish Cultural Institute, London