Wednesday 28 September 2011

AHM State of Play - Art and Culture in Scotland, Sat 1 Oct

AHM symposium this Saturday...

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AHM's third and final State of Play: Art and Culture in Scotland Today symposium will bring together the main themes of previous symposia in a debate about the role of art and culture in shaping Scotland's future. A key element of the day will be the spoken delivery of one-minute artist manifestos where artists have the opportunity to give voice to their concerns and ambitions about where they feel visual art stands today and what the future might hold.

Speakers are Gerry Hassan, a leading writer and critic on culture and politics, Jenny Brownrigg Exhibition Director The Glasgow School of Art, artist Ross Sinclair and Jean Urquhart MSP. Gerry Hassan, the main speaker, has consistently argued the case for cultural change and transformation "It is time to start living dangerously and take risks. To think and act beyond tribes and labels. Instead, we need to develop new forms of engagement, discussion and debate, developing spaces, forums and places which aid this. This is time for humility, courage and listening, for trying a different kind of politics. It is time to start living, breathing and taking part in the new Scotland."

The Symposium will take place this Saturday, 1 October, at Dundee Contemporary Arts.

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Price: £10.00/£5.00

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AHM (Ainsley Harding Moffat) have been undertaking a Research Residency at Glasgow Sculpture Studios.

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Material from the whole symposium series State of Play: Art and Culture in Scotland Today will be presented within Centrespace, Visual Research Centre, which is part of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and is located on the lower floors of DCA.



Centrespace, VRC
6 October, 9.30am – 4.30pm

This unique symposium celebrates 75 extraordinary years of the Wellcome Trust organised by Exhibitions at DJCAD and Wellcome Trust Centre Dundee at Life Sciences, University of Dundee.
The event will bring together scientists, artists, designers and cultural practitioners to conceptualise the century-long transition from the city's textiles past to its bio-research future and consider the ideal components needed for ways forward in genuine art and science collaborations.
Keynote presentations will be delivered by Dr. Martha Fleming and Dr. Rob La Frenais.
Dr. Fleming is a museum professional and academic working in the interdisciplinary nexus between the sciences, the humanities and the fine arts. Fleming has been a cultural consultant to the Wellcome Trust and the Creative Director of an award-winning (Dibner 2010) exhibition about biomedicine at the University of Copenhagen's Medical Museion.
Dr. La Frenais is a curator and critic who has curated and produced interdisciplinary and visual art projects since 1987. He has been Senior Curator of The Arts Catalyst, London since 1997, which has a remit to experimentally and critically engage with science.

Numbers are extremely limited for this event and booking is essential. Please contact <><> to enquire about booking a place.



Shared Imagination: Exhibition Preview
Centrespace, VRC
6 October, 6 – 8.30pm
This event is open to all, no need to book. Evening Reception including Performance by Pernille Spence and Screening of Atom Town by Gair Dunlop.

Shared Imagination: Exhibition
Centrespace, VRC
7 October - 30 October, Mon – Sun: 12 – 4.30pm

The exhibition, Shared Imagination, brings together the work of nine Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design practitioners and researchers and their collaborators.
Paul Harrison, Zoe Irvine, John McGhee, Jim Pattison, Elaine Shemilt, Pernille Spence, Sandra Wilson.

Image: Pernille Spence

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