19th October 2017

The Biennial Effect: The impact of the art biennial on place-making. The Box, FarGo Village.
This symposium examines the impact of the art biennial on place-making. It asks, what makes a new biennial distinctive within the global cult of biennials? And is it enough for a biennial to be responsive, embedded and tailored to its locality? Organised in partnership with New Art West Midlands, this event will help shape Coventry’s future biennial offerings and celebrate some of region’s other biennial treasures. Featuring keynotes and panel discussions by academics and professionals from the region and nationally.

2pm – 5pm
Tickets cost £5. Please pay cash on arrival.
There are 10x bursaries available to attend this event, please email info@newartwestmidlands.co.uk for further information.


From Star Wars to Starlab via the Future. Jack Klaff with Darryl Georgiou and Rebekah Tolley at The CET Building.
Jack Klaff plays the central character in Darryl and Rebekah’s new installation, Magician Walks into the Laboratory. Klaff, a former Star Wars pilot and James Bond villain who went on to become Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Starlab in Brussels will talk about far-reaching ideas ranging from remote viewing, teleportation and even the possibility of time travel.
2pm – 4pm


James Faure Walker Artist Talk. CLASS ROOM.
Jame Faure Walker discusses his exhibition and recent works followed by a chance to see the exhibition after opening hours. Refreshments available.
5:30 – 8:00pm


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