Lisson Gallery

Event: 'In defence of the demos'

7 December 2016

On 8 December 2016, Lisson Gallery, in association with ArtReview Live, hosted an entire evening of rapid-fire talks, films and performances staged on Ai Weiwei’s work, Fondation, a platform made from the ruins of ancient columns.

In the open spirit of the Roman forum or Greek agora, speakers discussed the issues of borders, identity and people's role in politics.

Speakers in order of appearance:

Sue Clayton, film director, I am Human – Precarious Journeys

John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK

Adam Broomberg, artist, Hands off Our Revolution

Jeremy Hutchison, artist

Fatos Ustek, curator

Nigel Rolfe, artist

Julia Farrington, Index on Censorship

Michaela Crimmin, Culture+Conflict

Legacy Russell, writer and curator

Sam Jacob, architect

Keep it Complex, activist group

Oliver Chanarin, artist

Richard Wentworth, artist

Any views expressed in the video do not reflect the views of the participating organisations.

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