Tuesday 5 October 2010

AHM Symposium: One Minute Manifesto Announcement & Last Chance To Book

Glasgow Sculpture Studios


One Minute Manifestos Announcement
AHM symposium State of Play: Art and Culture in Scotland Today 

The symposium will begin with a dynamic 30 minute performance of spoken one minute personal manifestos by a wide range of artists. AHM have said;
"We don't often hear from artists themselves – usually we hear only from art critics, journalists and administrators. The manifesto performance will give the opportunity to 30 artists to express their views, in a public forum, delivering a wide range of thoughts and attitudes reacting to the present condition."

Manifesto artist's include:-

Nicola Atkinson, Ian Balch, Ruth Barker, Sue Biazotti, Alice Bradshaw, Justin Carter, Dalziel and Scullion, DMM McEwan (Black Sun Drum Corps), Minty Donald, Jimmie Durham, Chris Freemantle, Alex Gross, Ilana Halperin, Michelle Hannah, Ellie Harrison, Escutcheon Department of Athletics, Jac Mantle, Shauna McMullen, Roxana Meechan, Oliver Metzger, Jonathan Monk, Shelly Nadashi, Janie Nicol and Alistair Quietsch.

This is the first of three symposia to be delivered by AHM over two years in different locations across Scotland; providing a forum to examine the significance of art and culture for society today.

Last chance to book

Saturday 09 October 10am-5pm 2010

(Registration & refreshments 9.15am)

Gilmorehill Centre University of Glasgow
9 University Avenue Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tickets £10 Concessions £5
To book a place please contact Glasgow Sculpture Studios on 0141 204 1740 or via info@glasgowsculpturestudios.org

At this first symposium there will be four keynote presentations by Christine Borland, Dr. Neil Mulholland, Prof. Philip Schlesinger and AHM. Chaired by David Harding
Prof. Phillip Schlesinger
As an expert on cultural policy Prof. Phillip Schlesinger will set the cultural, political and economic context in which artists, and the visual arts in general, will have to operate today and in the immediate future.  What are the real challenges and how can they be met?
Christine Borland
Borland will present a personal view, in terms of her own practice, and what it is to be an artist in today's rapidly changing world.  What are the implications of the change from the Scottish Arts Council to Creative Scotland?  Does this change matter and how might the economic situation affect artists and art practice?
Dr. Neil Mulholland
Much of what is written about contemporary art could be described more as reportage.  While critics do include elements of critique in their reviews of art and exhibitions Dr. Neil Mulholland will ask questions about the lack of an overarching critique or as he puts it , a generative critique.  How can this be constructed – where and how would it exist?
If the recent past is anything to go by, our future as a society is going to be influenced as much by our artists as it is by our politicians.  Whilst this is something to be welcomed and celebrated, we need to ask not only who speaks for the arts, but how we speak of art and what it speaks about. How can we develop the institutions and infrastructure to best support our artistic and cultural imagination? And how can we challenge, imagine and dream of a very different kind of society and values to the orthodoxy of the past few decades?

Save the date

Saturday 02 April 10am-5pm 2011

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, National Galleries of Scotland
The Mound Edinburgh EH2 2EL

State of Play Symposium 2 will have an international emphasis and include contributions by Tom Lawson, Artist & Dean of Fine Art CAL Arts (USA) Peter Hill, Artist & Writer (Victoria, Australia) and Liz Ann McGregor, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney, Australia).

To keep up to date with details for this event please visit http://theahmblog.blogspot.com/ 


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