Wednesday May 26 from 17.00 to 19.00, followed by wine in the gallery and special viewing of Jane Grant’s exhibition Leaving Earth and music by John Matthias and Andy Prior, & Thursday May 27 2010 from 10.00 to 16.00
IF relational aesthetics proposes new kinds of relation between spectators (not between art its public but within that public), THEN Is this a response to changes in art or changes in socio-economic-political structures? Can a sociable art take a political turn? How do new technologies of sociability address this? How does art or theory address global issues such as climate change and social division? Is there a viable aesthetic for today’s time of emergency?
The symposium will address these and other issues. There will be equal time for presentations and discussion.
- David Butler (Newcastle University)
- Helen Evans (HeHe, Paris)
- Jane Grant and John Matthias (University of Plymouth)
- Alana Jelinek (University of Cambridge)
- Nicola Kirkham (University College London)
- Malcolm Miles (University of Plymouth)
- Christoph Schäfer (Park Fiction, Hamburg)
- Geoff Cox (Aarhus University, Denmark)
- Anya Lewin, University of Plymouth)
- Magdalena Tyżlik-Carver (University College Falmouth)
The event is free and open to any interested person, but please book a place.
- CULTURE-THEORY-SPACE research group & KURATOR/ART & SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES research group, both Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth
- INTERSECTIONS research project, Faculty of Art, University of Newcastle