Real Quick
Throughout 2018 in various venues & public spaces across the centre

Against the backdrop of a fast-changing social and political landscape, cultural institutions are now, more than ever before, grappling with the question of their own civic responsibility. We believe part of this questioning requires us to experiment with new models of artistic production.

Real Quick is an ambitious attempt to build a new platform within an established arts institution for rapid responses to the state of the world, advertised no more than seven days in advance. Programmed directly in response to unfolding political and social issues - these informal talks, discussions and experiments will take place in the Barbican’s public spaces intermittently throughout the year, and will involve a diverse range of contributors.

For information on the Real Quick programme add your details below and you will receive details on these informal talks, discussions and experiments as and when they become available.

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This project is part of The Art of Change