A talk launching Animals, the latest title in the Documents of Contemporary Art book series, with editor Filipa Ramos.
Ramos is joined in conversation by artist Marcus Coates and writer Maria Fusco to reflect on the emergence of contemporary art, in dialogue with other disciplines, as a platform for exploring animal nature.
Documents of Contemporary Art are published by the Whitechapel Gallery and MIT press. See the full series of books here.
Marcus Coates is a London based artist. His recent exhibitions include: You Might As Well Ask A Crow, 2016, Workplace Gallery, London 2016;Marcus Coates, Kate MacGarry, London, 2015; Ape Culture, HKW Berlin, 2015; The Trip, Serpentine Gallery, London and Implicit Sound, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, 2011; Psychopomp, Milton Keynes Gallery, 2010; Marcus Coates, Kunsthalle, Zurich, Switzerland. In 2013 he was shortlisted for the Trafalgar Square 4th Plinth. Recent publications include: Marcus Coates, 2016, a survey monograph and UR…A Practical Guide to Unconscious Reasoning, 2014. In 2008 he was the recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Award and in 2009 he won the Daiwa Art Prize. In 2008 he was the Calouste Gulbenkian Artist in Residence in the Galapagos Islands with the Galapagos Conservation Trust.
Maria Fusco is an award-winning Belfast-born writer, her work is translated into ten languages. Her latest work, Master Rock, is a repertoire for a mountain commissioned by Artangel and BBC Radio 4. Her solo-authored books are With A Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form, 2013 Gonda, 2012 and The Mechanical Copula, 2011 and she is founder of The Happy Hypocrite, She is currently a Reader at the University of Edinburgh and was Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths.
Filipa Ramos is a writer and editor based in London, where she works as editor in chief of art-agenda. She is a also lecturer in the Master of Arts at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Basel, at Kingston University and at the MRes Art:Exhibition Studies of Central Saint Martins. She is founder and co-curator of Vdrome, a programme of screenings of films by artists and filmmakers. In the past she was Associate Editor of Manifesta Journal and Curator of the Research Section of dOCUMENTA (13).