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February 27, 2018

Turbulence | Symposium at The Model, Sligo

8 March

The Model is convening a symposium, for third level students, artists and the general public, that focuses on the themes addressed in the exhibition Turbulence. Turbulence is a major exhibition currently on show across all seven galleries at The Model. Curated by Emer McGarry, the exhibition considers the freedom of movement – and the lack thereof – of many people in today’s world.

The symposium takes place on Thursday 8th March and will question the role art can play in influencing policy and bringing about lasting social change. Chaired by Sarah Glennie and joined by migrant rights activist Anna Morvern, the symposium invites artists Elaine Hoey, Gülsün Karamustafa and Cengiz Tekin to discuss their work. The symposium looks at the role of the artist in a time of political crisis to ask how their work can contribute to meaningful discourse, solidarity and strategies of resistance.

Chair: Sarah Glennie
Speakers: Elaine Hoey, Gülsün Karamustafa, Anna Morvern and Cengiz Tekin

The symposium is free of charge to attend but advance registration is required: themodel.ie/turbulence-symposium

Turbulence Symposium is kindly supported by RTE Supporting the Arts; the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht’s Mobility of Collections Scheme and The Community Foundation for Ireland.


Turbulence | Symposium at The Model, Sligo