Working in Public

Posted in CV, On The Edge, Research, Texts by chrisfremantle on March 26, 2007

Working in Public:
Art, Practice and Policy

This On The Edge (OTE) Seminar programme taking place during 2007 (I am a member of the Steering Group for the project) aims to develop a new level of thinking in relation to art practices that work within social and cultural spheres of public life. At the heart of the programme is a significant, long term case study – the Oaklands Projects, California (1990-2000) developed by Suzanne Lacy (an internationally renowned artist). The series will focus on the issue of what quality means by connecting the experience of Oaklands to recent work and critical thinking.

Each event is hosted by a different venue in Scotland and consists of an evening public lecture followed by a morning seminar discussion. The programme is part of a significant development of research and learning in the visual arts as they relate to the public sphere.

Aesthetics and Ethics of Working in Public
Suzanne Lacy and Grant Kester
27 March, 18:00 – 20:30 & 28 March, 9:30 – 12:00
The Foyer Boardroom, 18 Marywell Street, Aberdeen
Tel: 01224 224250

Representation and Power
Suzanne Lacy and Tom Trevor
22 May, 18:00 – 20:30 & 23 May, 9:30 – 12:00
Centre for Contemporary Art, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Tel: 0141 352 4900

Quality and Imperfection
Suzanne Lacy and Simon Sheikh
19 June, 18:00 – 20:30 & 20 June, 9:30 – 12:00
UHI Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness
Tel: 01463 717 091

Public Dissemination Event: Cultural Rights and Entitlement
The core group presentation and exhibition with the support of
seminar presenters (September, TBD)

Booking is essential for each event
For more information:
On The Edge Research,
Gray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QD, UK

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