Symposium to look at All That’s Been Revealed

Published: 12 September 2021
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Achates Philanthropy Foundation

The Achates Philanthropy Foundation, the organisation behind the Achates Philanthropy Prize celebrating first-time supporters of the arts, has announced its first national symposium to be guest-curated by Javaad Alipoor, founding artistic director of The Javaad Alipoor Company.

Titled All That’s Been Revealed, the virtual symposium segues from its online predecessor and will take a multidisciplinary look at the purpose of art, its relationship to social and environmental justice and artists and empowerment.

Achates Philanthropy Foundation chair Caroline McCormick said, “the pandemic has changed the way in which we perceive so much of our world and there is a clear need for spaces in which we can come together to explore the implications of these changes and the ways in which we create and curate art. Offering a symposium which is a philosophical provocation to the sector seemed the most appropriate response the Foundation could make and when considering who best to ask to curate and lead that conversation, the Trustees unanimously agreed that we should approach Javaad Alipoor, whose work and fresh insights have inspired us all”.

The symposium will take place on 15 to 19 November with full details becoming available next month. All events will be free online and can be watched live and on-demand following the symposium.