Midissage Opening Ceremony
CC gathering and inauguration
11am – 12:45pm(CET), 18:00-19:45pm(KST), 27 August 2021
Pavilion of the UAE and Pavilion of the Philippines, Arsenale, and online
Welcoming remarks and a gathering of the Curators Collective to celebrate the launch of the Midissage programme and collaborative CC projects.
A Bench in Venice
Topic: Midissage Opening Ceremony
Time: Aug 27, 2021 11:00 AM Venice
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The National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates will host an inauguration ceremony for the winners ofA Bench in Venice, a Curators Collective open-call competition where students from around the worldwere invited to design a bench to be installed in Venice. The students of the three winning benches will beinvited over Zoom to participate in a celebratory gathering.
Evolving Manifesto Launch
From 11:30 am(CET) / 18:30pm(KST), the opening event will focus on the launch of the CC's Evolving Manifesto. This launchwill take the form of the physical/virtual activity, where drafts of the CC manifesto will be presented, andvisitors/viewers will be encouraged to respond, question and engage with these evolving claims. Bypresenting the manifesto as a liquid space for co-produced, evolving guidelines, the manifesto willrespond to our contemporary moment's urgent need for active questioning, diversity and collaboration,rather than universalising claims and reductive answers.