07/02/2008

Initiative & Institution Symposium

Saturday, 08.03.08, 12.00
question education
trigger talks:
matthew cornford (cornford & cross),
alex johnson (yoke & zoom)
sam curtis
chair: robert mull

Listen to mp3 here: Initiative & Institution – Symposium – Question Education – 08.03.08

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Sam Curtis’ practice is concerned with exploring the art/life dichotomy and questioning perceptions of the role of the artist and accessibility issues.
His recent works attempt to re-wire the Beuysian notion of social sculpture into his own experiences whilst employed in the day job.

Recent self-initiated residencies have taken place at Harrods on the fish counter and in IKEA, ignoring the common notion that a residency is by invitation; they set up a different playing field within which the artist can operate.

www.scurtis.co.uk

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Questions:

How much can be gained from subversive initiatives that attempt to remain hidden from the encompassing institution as opposed to initiatives that actively and visibly engage with the institution in a critical and constructive dialogue?

Participation as a form of engagement. Myth? Or potential tool for affecting social change?

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