EAF Opening Keynote Lecture | Jeanne van Heeswijk (in person)
Fri 29 Jul 2022
5 - 6pm
This is the online streamed version of the live event.
In this keynote lecture Dutch visual artist Jeanne van Heeswijk locates her commission for Wester Hailes, Edinburgh in the context of her wider practice, and offers an insight into the Community Wellbeing Collective which presents its first iteration as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival Commissions Programme 2022. Renowned for her long-term community embedded projects, Van Heeswijk’s work questions art’s autonomy. Working collectively to co-produce projects she assists communities to collectively imagine a more just future. Jeanne van Heeswijk’s work has been featured in exhibitions worldwide, including the Liverpool, Shanghai, and Venice biennials. She received the 2011 Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change, the 2012 Curry Stone Prize for Social Design Pioneers, 2014 was awarded the inaugural Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism at the Center for Curatorial Studies and Human Rights Project at Bard College, and in 2017 she was a fellow at BAK, basis for actuele kunst, Utrecht. She lives and works in Rotterdam. This lecture is presented in partnership with Edinburgh Art Festival and British Council Scotland. Jeanne van Heeswijk’s commission is developed in partnership with WHALE Arts and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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