• Constellations

    04/10/2017

    Very excited to announce that I will be part of a working group – a small assembly of people brought together to study a situation or problem, reporting on what has been discovered – Constellations gives eight artists the opportunity to come together to study socio-political contexts as the site for their artistic practice.

    Group members: Beverley Bennett, Connie Butler, Ting-Ting Cheng, Edmund Cook, Carla Cruz, Sophie Hoyle, Gal Leshem, Camara Taylor.

    Running from October 2017 – May 2018, the group will explore different methods and approaches to artistic research and community-orientated practice, through a series of day-long monthly workshops hosted by Flat Time House. Each session will be led by an invited guest, the first four guests include; Ain BaileyJasleen Kaur, Rory Pilgrim and Rehana Zaman – the other workshop guests will be invited by the group.

    Alongside the workshops, there will also be budget and curatorial support to programme two public events, the form and content of which will be shaped and determined by the group collaboratively.

    The programme will support artists to develop their practice, collaborate with others, access new networks, and spend time at FTHo as a place to study and research between the monthly workshop sessions.

    Constellations has been conceived by UP Projects in collaboration with FTHo and draws on the history of John Latham’s house as a site of experimental art education where students, artists and the wider public can come together to test the boundaries of what is teachable and knowable.

  • Free Market

    09/05/2017

    Over the course of three days, Market Gallery will host numerous arts organisers, artists, journalists, writers, economists and activists from across Scotland & the UK. Initiated partly as a response to losing two of our gallery spaces at the end of May, we want to problem-pose the underlying issues behind the allocation of resources and property within the arts & wider cultural sphere. The aim of the forum will be to understand and critique the structural complexities and collectively search for potential alternatives or solutions.
    The forum will be free and will invite responses from both invited speakers and the public. It will address our increasingly fragile ecology of arts, culture & media from a range of perspectives:

    - Who and what determines how cultural resources are distributed, and for what purposes?
    - What are the effects of privatisation on the arts?
    - How can we actively transform art, work & culture for the better?
    - How can we build radically new forms of collective, cross-cultural organisation?

  • Good Luck with your natural, combined, attractive and truthful attempts in two exhibitions

    06/05/2017


    Good Luck with your natural, combined, attractive and truthful attempts in two exhibitions

    This is an exhibition project presented in two parts: the first in 2015 at Crac Alsace in France and the second at Fórum Eugénio de Almeida in 2017. It brings together a group of artists who inscribe their practice within a logic of cooperation with several fields: social, geographic or economic, and that use the practice of relation, of exchange and of time as their main tools.

    These works presented proceed from (and are produce by) situations of sociability based on the notions of sharing the artistic act with, or delegating it to, other artists, the members of a community or the public.  Cooperation, transformation and exchange are the key words of the exhibition.

    With: Simon Boudvin, Marinella Senatore, Jarbas Lopes, Carla Cruz e António Contador, Petra Bauer, Nicólas Paris, Chloé Maillet et Louise Hervé, David Horvitz, Amilcar Packer, Chris Evans, Rita Ponce de León