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.