A city is a melting pot of cultures. It engages, immerses, invites, perplexes, reacts, gives back, grows and opens up to endless discoveries. Each city is a universe, with its people creating worlds of their own within them. As a city grows, it adds experience, incidents and cultures to its age. The people it brings up travel to return and enrich the process of its growth. They bring back knowledge from other shores. Memories, beliefs and ancient myths adapt to contemporary situations and create new platforms for new dimensions of cultures and identities. The symposium will explore various aspects connected with a city, through performances and discussions with artists, writers, scholars and people from various discipline, all of who come together to create a city’s history and identity.
The Symposium will take place between 25 and 31 March, during the opening week, with support of national and international artists, art professional and other experts. It will feature 14 sessions that will range from roundtables to presentations, panels to lectures. One day of the Symposium will be dedicated to Performance Art, in recognition of KT 2017’s Patron Artist Francis Alÿs. This day will feature performances by KT 2017 and other artists in particular exhibition and public venues.