ART TALKS

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In 2013, we’re hosting a series of arts-based events around London including group exhibition visits, screenings, artists talks & Q/As and workshops.

One thing that emerged from the experience of our recent exhibition, W I T H (OUT), was the appreciation for all the energy, inspiration and reflection generated from the numerous conversations we had with artists, makers, fellow curators, art enthusiasts and scholars. We are very keen to keep these conversations ongoing as part of our practice and would like to invite you to join us. Please see below for events to come.

 

28 February 2012, Thursday 7pm 

Group Exhibition Outing + Follow Up Discussion

The Bride and the Bachelors: Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns @ the Barbican

The exhibition focuses on Marcel Duchamp ‘s American legacy, tracing his relationship to four great modern masters – composer, John Cage, choreographer, Merce Cunningham, and visual artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns.

http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=14075

We will meet outside the exhibition entrance at 7pm. Please ensure you have acquired your ticket beforehand so we can enter together. We will spend 45-60 minutes in the exhibition and then move onto The Sutton Arms. Latecomers are welcome to join us there too.

If you’re on Facebook, then do let us know you’re coming here.

 

24th March 2012, Sunday 2pm

Group Exhibition Outing + Follow Up Discussion

Schwitters in Britain @ Tate Britain

Schwitters in Britain is the first major exhibition to examine the late work of Kurt Schwitters, one of the major artists of European Modernism. The exhibition focuses on his British period, from his arrival in Britain as a refugee in 1940 until his death in Cumbria in 1948. Schwitters was forced to flee Germany when his work was condemned as ‘degenerate’ by Germany’s Nazi government and the show traces the impact of exile on his work. It includes over 150 collages, assemblages and sculptures many shown in the UK for the first time in over 30 years.

Schwitters was a significant figure in European Dadaism who invented the concept of Merz – ‘the combination, for artistic purposes of all conceivable materials’. Whether those materials were string, cotton wool or a pram wheel, Schwitters considered them to be equal with paint. He is best known for his pioneering use of found objects and everyday materials in abstract collage, installation, poetry and performance. Schwitters’s time in Britain was quite extraordinary and continues to reverberate today, with the influence he has exerted over artists such as Richard HamiltonEduardo Paolozzi and Damien Hirst.

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/schwitters-britain

More details to follow.

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