Symposium: Gallery as Community

Friday 30 March, 2012 - 6pm

Until 6pm. Book launch and drinks reception: 6-7.30pm

Fully booked.  A waiting list for returns will open on the day.

How should we define Community? What are the politics of working beyond the Gallery? This symposium confronts critical debates dealing with community in the context of art practice, education and institutional activity.  With contributions from curators working in galleries across the UK today, as well as international artists and theorists. Speakers include Pascal Gielen, Professor of Sociology of the Arts and Director of the research centre Arts in Society at Groningen University,  Janna Graham, Education Project Curator, Serpentine Gallery, Kate Gray, Director, Collective Gallery, Paul O’Neill, curator, artist and writer, Dean Kenning, artist and writer, Annette Krauss, artist, Emily Pethick, Director, The Showroom, Matt Stokes, artist, Alistair Hudson, Grizedale Arts, Sofia Victorino, Daskalopoulos Head of Education and Public Programmes, Whitechapel Gallery, and Frances Williams, Head of Education, South London Gallery.  


2-2.15pm: Welcome by Sofia Victorino

Mapping Community
2.15-2.40pm: Keynote: Pascal Gielen
2.40-3.25pm: Conversation with Frances Williams and Dean Kenning

3.25-3.40pm: Break

Duration, Collaboration, Conflict

3.40-4.05pm: Keynote: Paul O’Neill
4.05-4.50pm: Conversation with Emily Pethick, Matt Stokes and Annette Krauss

Performing the Local
4.50-5.15pm: Keynote: Janna Graham
5.15-6pm: Conversation with Kate Gray and Alistair Hudson

6pm: Book launch and drinks

This event marks the launch of the publication Gallery as Community (Whitechapel Gallery) in association with Community Art: The Politics of Trespassing (Valiz).

Supported by JP Morgan


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