What are the new public art producers? Claire Doherty, Director of Situations gives an interview with artist, writer, independent curator and founding member of Other Sights Lorna Brown about the origins and future of the Situations programme. This event is part of The Future is Floating, a series of events that focus attentions, invite new ideas and put us face to face, with refreshments.
Check out Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Dellers' Joy in People now on at the Hayward Gallery, London until 13 May 2012. The interview between Jeremy and Claire Doherty, Director of Situations was first published in Contemporary Art: From Studio to Situation and is now available to download here for free.
The Serpentine Gallery's On the Edgware Road is the culmination and fantastic example of long term commissioning in place. Featured as one of the five case studies in Locating the Producers: Durational Approaches to Public Art the three-year project linked artists with people living and working in this London neighbourhood.
Socially Engaged Arts Practice and New Model Visual Arts Organisations, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)’s research into the nature of socially engaged arts practice. Finally a research project which genuinely provides a set of new terminologies for encounters and entanglements with contemporary art.
IHME Festival is a fantastic idea! Commission an annual temporary public art project for Finland’s capital Helsinki and build a festival of talks, films, debates and discussion around this single new work. This year Christian Boltanski was commissioned to produce The Heart Archive and the festival will appear in four cities across Finland. The Pro Arte Foundation behind the festival are incredible forward thinkers about how to build anticipation for a temporary project, whilst positioning it within a critical context.
The Story is an amazing annual conference in London led by Matt Locke. Blows away current thinking about how conferences should be run. Here speakers are asked simply to come and ‘tell a story’. Stories are written, spoken, played, described, enacted, whispered, projected, orchestrated and performed by an incredible line-up of speakers from artists Cornelia Parker and Lucy Kimbell to Tim Kring (the man behind Heroes) and Graham Linehan (writer of Father Ted). Find out who presented at this years conference.
The Happy Museum Project by Tony Butler is a brilliant and pioneering project to create a community of practice in UK museums committed to supporting transition to a high well-being, sustainable society. Read Sam Thompson and Jody Aked’s introductory paper.