This event is free and includes lunch and refreshments
This seminar will unite two Subject Specialist Networks: the SSN for British Art led by Tate and the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art and the SSN for Contemporary Art led by the Contemporary Art Society.
The day will focus on different aspects of contemporary art in the public and urban landscape. We will discuss public art and urban regeneration and question whether projects are led by a commitment to the community or whether they present corporate decoy strategies. ‘The Street’ as a programmable space will be explored and how this has manifested in post-conflict society. Exploring the audiences for such initiatives and how success is measured will also provide an opportunity to think about how models can be adapted and developed for future projects.
Speakers include Claire Doherty MBE, founder and director of Situations; Jack Gibbons, director and creative producer at Bricks, Bristol; Daniel Jewesbury, senior lecturer at Valand Academy, Gothenburg; curatorial collective Household from Belfast; Amberlea Neely from Starling Start; Dr Cara Courage, Head of Tate Exchange; and Jordan Kaplan and Megan O’Shea from CAS Consultancy.
This event is primarily for members of the British Art Network and Contemporary Art Society but there are also a limited number of spaces for those not in the networks, who are interested in joining and being part of the day.
Travel Bursaries are available for Museum Members, please apply by 27 January 2020. To apply and download the Contemporary Art Society Travel Bursary Form (.docx) click here