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About the season


Introduction

Here Is Where We Meet is the first event of its kind, a season designed around the work of writer John Berger and intended to explore and celebrate cultural collaboration and creative / political commitment. Coinciding with the publication of Berger’s new work of fiction, also called Here Is Where We Meet, the season takes in readings, performances, discussions, new site-specific work and the first ever retrospective of Berger’s prolific body of work in film and television. Major venues taking part include the South Bank Centre, National Film Theatre, National Gallery, Royal Court Theatre, Clore Gallery at the National Theatre, Tate Britain and other sites across London.

Through John Berger’s work and that of fellow artists and writers such as Geoff Dyer, Michael Ondaatje, Anne Michaels and Simon McBurney, Here Is Where We Meet seeks to explore what writing is for, what it can and cannot do, and whether it has a future as a tool of shared purpose, as an agent of the common good in societies increasingly fragmented and wary of collective causes and claims.


The Catalogue

A season catalogue (96 pages) featuring writing from many participants, as well as full season details, is available from artevents, 107 Mayola Rd, London E5 0RG for £7.99 + £3.50 p+p Europe or £5.00 p+p outside of Europe.

Cheques and postal orders payable to ‘artevents’.

Press articles about John Berger and the season

Do the locomotive
Simon McBurney and John Berger's new project is the latest in a long, glorious line of artworks inspired by railways. Jonathan Glancey chronicles an enduring fascination
The Guardian, April 14, 2005 Read here

A Radical Returns
John Berger, one of the most influential intellectuals of our time, is back in London for a month-long celebration of his work. At 78, he has lost none of his integrity, idealism or curiosity - and remains a provocative critic of art and life. By Sean O'Hagan
The Observer, Sunday April 3, 2005 Read here

All creation is in the art of seeing
To mark the celebrations of his life as critic and artist, John Berger talks to Michael Ondaatje
The Times, 6 April, 2005
Read here

Maggi Hambling on a true friend who always seeks the truth
The Times, 6 April, 2005 Read here

When the spirit moves
Single-handedly, John Berger changed our view of art. Sukhdev Sandhu celebrates his continued importance
The Telegraph, 2 April 2005 Read here

Ways of seeing
Susan Hiller, James Lingwood, Jean Mohr and Rebecca Solnit in celebration of John Berger
Art Review, April 2005 details here