2014 - Tel Aviv

May 11-14, 2014.

The first Res Artis Thematic Meeting, hosted by ARTPORT TEL–AVIV—the new vision venture initiated by Jason Arison, chairman of The Ted Arison Family Foundation—will take place on May 11-15, 2014.

Art Residencies and social practice art have had parallel developments. Since the 1980s, art residencies have experienced an exponential growth, and their missions have diversified far beyond merely providing space and time for artists to create. Many residencies now focus on addressing social issues and often involve various communities in their activities. Similarly, social practice art has undergone various redefinitions during that time —from new genre art, to dialogic art, to relational aesthetics — and has become a more standardized practice. However, the intersection of social practice and art residencies has not been explicitly addressed.

The conference, a collaboration between Res Artis and the ARTPORT residency, will attempt to bridge this gap by exploring the intersection of art, art residencies and social practices executed in both realms.

Here are some of the topics to be addressed in the upcoming conference:

  • What is the role of art residencies for socially engaged art today, and in the future?
  • What are the challenges, risks, and complications for residencies that host Social Practice? What defines “social” in the residency field (as opposed to the art world)?
  • Who supports residencies that promote work that is socially engaged?
  • Is a residency itself already a Social Practice?


Thematic Meeting 2014 - CANCELLED

We regret to inform you that  at this point the thematic meeting originally planned to take place in Tel-Aviv on May 11-14, 2014, is cancelled.

Along with our hosts at Artport Tel Aviv we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this might have created. We will soon announce other meeting opportunities for next year.