CIDRAL Public Lecture: Alejandro Tantanian: 'Private and Public Cultural Management in Argentina: Complementary or Opposing Models?'
|Dates:||19 October 2017|
|Times:||17:00 - 19:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
This event is part of CIDRAL's programme for the 2017/18 academic year, 'Constraints of Creativity'.
Alejandro Tantanian (Artistic Director of the Teatro Cervantes – the Argentine National Theatre) will deliver a public lecture entitled, 'Private and Public Cultural Management in Argentina: Complementary or Opposing Models?'
Drawing on the experience of both private management (the Panorama Sur project) and public management (the Teatro Cervantes – the Argentine National Theatre), this talk will offer some reflections on the tensions and the points of cohesion between both models in a developing country like Argentina.
PANORAMA SUR is a creative and formative platform for artists. A space for cultural exchange and innovation, Panorama Sur has developed a network that has already produced new kinds of artistic conversations in the region. These links have furnished a unique and robust forum for creative encounters. The objective of PANORAMA SUR is to facilitate collaboration and exchange between Latin American artists via a network not just of regional artists but also of institutions.
Directing the sole Argentine National Theatre (TEATRO CERVANTES – TEATRO NACIONAL ARGENTINO) means dealing with all its complexities, of seeing it as both a symbolic and material space, as a sounding board, a reference point, a forum for discussion, and as a means for forming new publics. That is, dealing with the challenge of reclaiming the risk and responsibility of what is public; a public space that is genuinely public (nothing simpler, nothing more complex): a sounding board for the here and now. The challenge of creating a theatre that is in tune with our time, that is aware of the wider social fabric, that confronts the community with diverse artistic expressions, that does not accept imposed models – a public theatre that takes responsibility for its specific role: to provide a space for artists to carry out their activities via experimentation, trial, risk and error.
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