‘Nation’, ‘culture’, what do they mean? I want to invite people, artists, thinkers or indeed anyone interested in expressing an opinion or sharing knowledge about their nation and culture to call into a conference and talk about their experience of art, culture, post Imperialism. It struck us today that every member of our multi cultural group had in some way been part of Britain’s Imperial past. It was also apparent that even though we were sitting together in the mother land, we knew very little about each other’s country of origin. Bearing in mind the complexities of technology and time difference I proposed we should arrange for people from each country to call in by conferencing technology and address our year group and have a discussion about art and their cultural life in their post Imperial country.
If this isn’t possible at this stage with the group in the art school I would like to explore doing it in another gallery.