Huntly Art Reader

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

About Ben Jones

I am an artist and curator, interested mainly in web-based work, video, drawing and animation. I have exhibited locally, nationally and internationally gaining commissions as well as working with communities and in schools on projects. I have worked for a variety of different organisations from an artist run studio and gallery to a large contemporary gallery in a number of different roles. My practice deals with how the reality we live in is constructed by media, where there are many different beliefs, which can be accepted, rejected or modified. I am interested in the disintegration of traditional social discussion and debate, due to media saturation, and how it now manifest’s itself in many new and technological ways.
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