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editorial - rt 95

photo Sebastian Bolesch
RealTime 95 is the city extra. New multi-functional artspaces are springing up in cities around the world, often in former industrial regions, resulting in artist-led urban regeneration, the housing of new art practices and the development of new artist-audience relationships. We report on this phenomenon from a busy and informative conference at RadialSystem V in Berlin in which centres were represented from Glasgow to Warsaw, Jakarta and Sydney. We also spoke to Berlin artists and curators about the changing relationship between their city and the arts, the ambition, for example, for the city to become an arts and knowledge laboratory. Carlos Gomes reports on the role contemporary performance has in understanding the mega-metropolis of Sao Paolo and how it transforms city districts. Robyn Archer, reflecting on Gavin Findlay’s essays in RT93 and 94 on the demise of innovative performance in Canberra, projects a bright future for the arts in that city. Reports from Newcastle (UK and NSW), Perth and Kuopio in Finland reveal the diverse ways artists are engaging with the city. Mike Mullins recalls Sydney in the 70s and 80s and the evolution of The Performance Space and ‘new form’ practices.

RealTime issue #95 Feb-March 2010 pg. 1

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