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Assembly at Whitechapel Gallery and Wysing Art Centre UK  (ENG)
THE RURAL: Contemporary Art and Spaces of Connection
2019, London and Wysing UK

This Assembly is the public and final part of the research we did in 2018 and 2019. A 2,5 day gathering with performances and live actions, announched as a tone-setting Conference on The Rural 20-22 June 2019,.

Partners of Whitechapel in the research are:
Myvillages / Wysing Arts Centre / Department of Geography, The University of Aberystwyth / Istanbul Biennial / Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University
Events and fieldtrips were resulting in The Rural Assembly: Contemporary Art and Spaces of Connection - 20 Ė 22 June 2019

The Rural Assembly draws on a series of public programmes and research that developed throughout 2018. It looks at contemporary artists and creative practitioners who are challenging the assumptions made about rural life and culture, providing a new vision of the countryside grounded in everyday experience and a critique of the rural-urban binary. Connecting the local to the global, this conference invites an international and transdisciplinary conversation on art and the rural, with a focus on profiling projects from across the world.