I am current curator of the Huntly Art Reader, that ‘aims to regularly discuss art theory and curatorial texts to contextualise the contemporary art practice offered in Huntly, Aberdeenshire. The town’s vibrant arts scene provides the starting point for focused discussion and collaborative learning to enhance the quality and quantity of discursive and multidisciplinary thinking in the rural setting.’
I am in week three of eight and the topic I have chosen is Self-organisation. Texts so far have been
‘There is no alternative: THE FUTURE IS SELF-ORGANISED’ by Stephan Dillemuth Anthony Davies and Jakob Jakobsen
‘Anti-hierarchical artifices for groups to use’ by Elena Jordan & David Vercauteren
‘Representation, Contestation and Power: The Artist as Public Intellectual’ by Simon Sheikh
Five more texts to come over the next few weeks
Deveron Arts are hosting a live web stream of the conference ‘International Networking, Mobility, Art and the Environment’ on the 1st October from 6.30pm as part of Red Herring. If you wish to watch and take part in the discussion online, a weblink will be available from the Deveron Arts home page and a opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.
1+2+3 Oct 2010: Red Herring - click Red Herring for the full programme of all the celebration
I have been invited to write a short text for Corinne Lewis’ exhibition The Art of Desire at the Gallery of Wonder, Newcastle University. The exhibition is on from the 7 September to the 1 October 2010 and can be found at the Fine Art Department at the university.