With a focus on artistic practice and experience in the rural, the second day provides a slower pace with walks, a collective lunch performances, screenings and seminars, featuring artists Ian Giles, Caroline Wendling, Jade Monserrat, Harold Offeh, Hansi Momodu-Gordon, Grace Ndiritu, Asuncion Molinos Gordo and farmer Simon Diss, collective Bureau d’Etudes, Grace Ndiritu, and Ismal Muntaha (Jatiwangi Art Factory).
The Rural Assembly draws on a series of public programmes and research that developed throughout 2018. It looks at contemporary artists and creative practitioners who are challenging the assumptions made about rural life and culture, providing a new vision of the countryside grounded in everyday experience and a critique of the rural-urban binary.
This culminating assembly considers how artists respond to the established and imposed divides between the rural and the urban. From re-imagined farming practices and food systems to architecture, community projects and transnational local networks, this three-day assembly brings together artists, curators, historians and critics to discuss the role of art in a rural context, inviting a critical outlook at our relationships with the rural today.
Coach Option + £10
Travel from London to Wysing Arts Centre and back
Taxi Option + £8
Travel from Cambridge Train Station to Wysing Arts Centre and back
Thu 20 Jun, 7pm
A leading practitioner of socially engaged art in rural areas. For over thirty years Wu Mali has developed a distinctive approach to working with communities across Taiwan.
Fri 21 Jun, 11.30am – 6pm
Panels and seminars on embedded artistic practice in the rural, translocal networks, decolonising the rural and rural representations.