|Friday 14 June, 6 - 9pm||
Artists in conversation with writer and curator Courtney J Martin, and conference reception. Participating Artists: Kader Attia, Joy Gregory and Hew Locke
|Saturday 15 June, 9am - 6pm||
Keynote address by Paul Gilroy, panel presentations and philosophical inquiry-based breakout sessions
New Ways of Seeing: Curation, Institutions & Cultural Memory
14 & 15 June 2013
John Moores University
Working with the Royal College of Art and John Moores University in Liverpool, Autograph ABP is organising a two day conference on curation, institutions & cultural memory.
This conference will address the location and shifts in discource across the field of race and representation in the UK's cultural institutions, galleries and museums. The aim is to chart a new trajectory for debates concerning diversity politics, civil rights, economics and humanitarian concerns within cultural production.
Arts Council England have launched a number of initiatives focusing on increasing participation by minority artists and curators, from Iniva to Decibel and in 2005 the Inspire Fellowship Scheme. These initiatives were not without their critics, but the record of the Inspire initiative (2009-2012) which enabled 22 students to acquire an RCA MA in curating has been exemplary.
New Ways of Seeing will address some of the key issues to emerge from running Inspire at the RCA for both Inspire students and the participating institutions. However, rather than just ‘celebrate’ the two graduating cohorts’ undoubted success, it is crucial to have an honest debate about the impact of Inspire for visual arts communities both locally and internationally.
Please join us for what we hope will be a very a lively conference.
In partnership with
Keynote address by
Professor, King’s College, London
Elvira Dyangani Ose
Curator International Art, Tate Modern
Director, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Editor, writer and curator
Art historian and critic, York University, Toronto
Writer, critic and curator
Courtney J Martin
Assistant Professor in Art History, Vanderbilt University, USA
Curator and Former Head of Programme, Curating Contemporary Art, RCA
Director Autograph ABP, London
Director of Fine Arts Barbados Community College
Director Power Plant Gallery, Toronto
We recommend booking in advance to avoid dissapointment.
Tickets for both days £25 / £10 students and can be purchased online.
Ticket price includes: Friday reception and Saturday lunch, tea and coffee.
For further information, images and interviews, please contact Lois Olmstead at Autograph ABP - phone 020 7720 92200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Liverpool John Moores University
Art & Design Academy
2 Duckinfield Street
Liverpool L3 5RD
+44 (0)151 231 2121