Contemporary art and the question of context
This international lecture series explores the significance of context in the commissioning and production of temporary art works. It investigates the conditions under which many art works now come into being. This may be as part of a programme of off-site projects which engage with non-art spaces, for a biennial in which artists may seek to engage with the locational or social context, or as part of a residency. Lectures will explore context as an impetus, hindrance, inspiration and research subject for the process of making art. Situations is a two-year research initiative led by the University of the West of England in association with Arnolfini and Bristol City Council.
8 October Claire Doherty, Research Fellow in Fine Art, UWE
15 October Aleksandra Mir, artist
22 October Nathan Coley, artist
5 November Juan Cruz, artist
12 November Thomas Hirschhorn, artist
3 December James Lingwood, Director, Artangel, and Richard Wentworth, artist
14 January Minerva Cuevas, artist
21 January Maria Lind, Director of the Munich Kunstverein and in 1998 co-curator of Manifesta 2, Europes nomadic biennale of contemporary art
18 February Rod Dickinson, artist
Future speakers include Jimmie Durham, Catherine David & Irit Rogoff and Nicolas Bourriaud.
Lecture Theatre 2, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Cantocks Close, off Woodland Road, Bristol
Limited on-street parking and nearby NCP. When in Cantocks Close, take left hand fork and cross School of Chemistry precinct.
We regret that there is no wheelchair access at this venue.
Further info and directions www.situations.org.uk
Tickets: By phone from Arnolfini or on the door 30 mins before start
£3.00/£2.00 concessions Free to UWE students: please present your ID on the door