12 Nov. Society for the Conservation of Politics & Public Space (SCPPS)’

Launch event

Date: November 12
Time: 12 - 5pm
Venue: The Mechanics’ Institute, Middle Street
Tickets: €FREE

Art / Not Art (Dobz O’Brien and Fergal Gaynor) will launch their new project, the Society for the Conservation of Politics and Public Space (SCPPS). The Society aims to investigate and intervene in the current shrinkage of public space, and confusion regarding the nature of politics. It will do this from a position of tension between art and politics, prior to the engagement of any ideology.

Nothing can be assumed of its programme or how it will choose to organise itself.

Its chief concern will be with the conditions of existence of art and politics, which overlap in the space of appearance, that is, in public space.

It will practice art, or politics, or something else.

It will be an accomplice of memory.

O’Brien and Gaynor will be present at the Institute for the day, to answer queries, and to assist readers at the SCPPS Library, a collection of texts on art and politics, all readable in an afternoon, suggested by the Society’s Irish and international affiliates.


FREE | No booking Necessary. Come and go throughout the day


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