Situations is an on-going programme of activity led by the University of the West of England, devised to investigate the significance of context in the commissioning and production of contemporary art works. Following the successful international lecture series earlier this year, the programme continues this autumn providing a unique opportunity to hear artists and curators discuss the ways in which art is commissioned and made.
Wednesday 6 October 14.30
Phil Collins is drawn to communities living in extreme situations. He is best known for his photography, video and video installation exploring the construction of individual, communal, sub-cultural and national identities.
Wednesday 13 October 14.30
Rosalind Nashashibis films provide a compelling focus on the passing of time; her camera lingering on people and places. She will discuss her work with curator Claire Doherty, alongside a screening of Hreash House (2004) filmed in Nazareth.
Wednesday 27 October 14.30
Artist group Oda Projesi began their work in 1997 in Istanbul. Their projects draw on aspects of everyday life social gatherings, meal-times and discussions to expand the possibilities for new ideas and social spaces to be developed.
Wednesday 24 November 14.30
Co-curator of Documenta 11, art critic and now adjunct professor at the Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Carlos Basualdo will discuss how globalisation is affecting the exhibition, commissioning and production of contemporary art.