An after dinner initiative by The Absolut Company for artists and researchers in residence
A soapbox refers to any crate or box that is used as a platform or stand from which to deliver speeches in public. The artists’ soapbox program will be set up at le Point Perché space in the Palais de Tokyo. Internationally renowned artists will be invited to deliver a speech or talk on the subject of utopia, irony and politics. Their interventions will be followed by a dialogue with Nicola Setari, the curator of the program. The second part of the evening will be open and earmarked for exchanges between artists, researchers and guests who are part of the Paris art scene.
The program take place once a month since February until June 2014 at 9pm till midnight.
Nicola Setari is a researcher, curator and writer. In 2015, he will curate Contour 7, a biennale of Moving Image in Mechelen. In preparation of the biennale he has launched the research project, Fooling Utopia.
9pm: Lecture by Michael Rakowitz followed by discussion