Friday, November 1, 2019
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Leung Conference Room (110), 280 Brook St.
Free and open to the public
A wide-ranging conversation with Alia Al-Senussi.
The art world is not free from controversies. Those related to artistic expression and pushing the boundaries of creativity provide a forum for exchanging views, developing new ideas and maintaining discourse. However, when it comes to governance, the notion of relativity is less popular. Many institutions have their ‘conduct of behaviour’. ‘Declarations of interests’ might be required from members of boards at cultural institutions and from those involved in non-executive governance. This is a very complex subject where many elements come into play, including politics and morality, especially when financing and funding are at stake. And of course – depending on the relevant policies’ advancement – standards can be very different or even non-existent, particularly when it comes to new inexperienced cultural bodies. Yet, controversies in the art world are not exclusive to any one specific country but rather reflect the complexities and tensions in the world at large.