Adelaide Festival // 2 - 18 March 2012

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Into Cosmos

Co-convened by Victoria Lynn and Nikos Papastergiadis
Associate Lucy Guster

The broad themes of the Adelaide Festival – faith, emotion, mystery, universe – are taken as a starting point for reflections on how art is engaged in the making of a cosmology. Cosmos refers to the realm of imaginary possibilities and the systems by which we make sense of our place in the world.

Featuring brilliantly constructive and imaginative thinkers, Artists’ Week provides a forum for an exchange between international and national perspectives on the key issues that shape contemporary art.

Each day will address the classical pronouncement of cosmopolitanism: “I am a citizen of the world”, and then proceed to explore both the artist’s vision of the world, and the worlds made through art.

With more than 30 presentations including keynote speakers and respondents, artists’ lectures and panels, Into Cosmos opens a new dialogue between philosophy, politics, fiction and art.

Full Artists’ Week program and Visual Arts Guide released in December 2011. To reserve your free copy, click here.




Into Cosmos Day One
Into Cosmos Day Two
Into Cosmos Day Three
Into Cosmos Day Four
Artists' Week Workshops


Banquet Room - Adelaide Festival Centre


Wheelchair Access Sign Interpreting

Wheelchair access
Sign interpreting (selected times)


Banquet Room - Adelaide Festival Centre
King William St - Western side (08) 8216 8600 Bus stop Z2 travelling from North into Adelaide CBD or stop A2 travelling into Adelaide CBD from the South. A short walk from the Adelaide Railway Station. Tram from Glenelg or Adelaide Entertainment Centre, stop on North Terrace. Parking: Festival Drive, enter off King William Road The car park is equipped with a lift and ramps which are accessible from all car park spaces. To pre-book your disability space please call BASS on 131 246. Bookings must be made no later than 12 noon the day before the park is required or by Friday 12 noon for a weekend car park.

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Research for Artists’ Week has been supported by School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.

Nancy Spero
Maypole: Take No Prisoners II 2008 (detail)
installation view, Serpentine Gallery, London
Photo Jerry Hardman-Jones
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