08 Mar. 2018, 11.30am-5pm

Turbulence: Symposium

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


Registration: 11am

Click here to download the symposium programme

A seminar for third level students, artists and the general public that focuses on the themes addressed in the exhibition Turbulence. The symposium will question the role art can play in influencing policy and bringing about lasting social change. Speakers Elaine Hoey, Gülsün Karamustafa and Cengiz Tekin will be joined by a human rights activist to discuss the contemporary refugee crisis.

This event includes a special lunch by Sligo Global Kitchen.

Symposium screening
Douglas Gordon, I Had Nowhere To Go

3.30pm, Free.

The Model is delighted to present the Irish premiere of Douglas Gordon’s film I Had Nowhere to Go, based on the autobiography of groundbreaking experimental filmmaker, Jonas Mekas. At the age of 22 Mekas was forced from his home by the threat of Nazi persecution. I Had Nowhere To Go is his story of exile as told by the critically acclaimed artist Douglas Gordon.